With the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022, a page of history has turned right before our eyes. This Society was founded in October 1924, just 18 months before Queen Elizabeth was born in April 1926. This fact alone helps us to appreciate how long the Queen has been part of our national life.

We are honoured that the Astronomer Royal for Scotland is one of our honorary Presidents. So, it is fitting in the circumstances that we mark this sombre occasion by acknowledging the decades of duty and service Queen Elizabeth gave to the people of Scotland, the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.

On behalf of the Society, we offer our sincere condolences to His Majesty The King, and the members of the Royal Family.

Council of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh