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26th September 2009

A quieter than average turn out greated us at Craigellachie on 26th September, but this by no means dampned the enthusiasm of those who came along!

A few rockets were made and launched first and then Bill Leslie gave his comet making workshop, much to the usual delight of those watching. Following the comet, the sundial workshop got underway and more rockets were created and launched. Our extra, planisphere workshop proved a success and every visitor went away happily clutching their prized rockets, sundials and planisphere, many vowing to return to Gordonstoun for another day of fun.

The evening was far more successful and, following a couple of short talks an observing session was held until well past 10pm.

Congratulations to Sam Hampton-Smith from Garmouth on winning the Spot the Star competition. We hope you enjoy your binoculars. Our thanks go to Strathspey Binoculars for the binoculars.

Photographs from the day can be seen here courtesy of Gordon Grant.

The image below captures the fun of rocket launching and is courtesy of Pete Sherman's photography and Bill Leslie's wizardry.