7 Society members turned up at Newbattle Abbey College on 13th August to try out the observing site.

We had originally planned to be there the next day along with a night walk organised by the Ranger but the weather forecast for then was poor. Although there was quite a bit of cloud around we managed to observe Jupiter, Saturn and a few meteors from the Perseids, which was at its peak. The almost full Moon then started to rise and conditions deteriorated.

However, the site looks like it might be a good spot for group and public observing sessions. It is a nice grassy field surrounded by trees with few local lights so it feels quite dark. Once we get better conditions we will be able to test it out properly.