Stargazing in Galloway's Dark Sky Park

5/6 october 2018 & 8/9 february 2019


What people say

Thanks again for superb weekend! The welcome from the staff was so warm. The food was excellent. (I really liked the fresh selection of vegetables…not often you get that with a meal now a days.) Everything was tasty and well prepared and presented. The bed was comfortable,the room clean and -as an added bonus, the Star weekend was great fun if not star filled!

Going out in the dark was worthwhile even if stars were few. Steve Owens’ contribution was just right. We liked how he joined in with the guests at meals etc and held the group together.He has a gift of being able to convey his knowledge in terms easy to understand.His lecture with slides was really informative and interesting as was the enthusiasm he put into answering our every question or listening to our accounts of minor brushes with stars!!
— JB


Arrangements

Friday

Arrive in your own time on Friday.

6.30pm – meet your host Chris and Sue Walker along with Steve Owens your Astronomer  for pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the Burns room.

7.00pm – 7.45pm Dinner  after which coffee will be served in the Conference room.

Steve will introduce the weekend program and give a short talk on Stargazing, the Universe and Constellations. Depending on the weather forecast you will either be taking a walk to the harbour in Kirkcudbright or heading out to our secret location on a mini bus.

Warm attire is essential as you may be outside for at least an hour. Hot chocolate will be provided once we reach the Dark Sky Park.

Saturday

Saturday is a day of leisure.

Explore Kirkcudbright or the wider region around. Enjoy a game of Golf, a brisk walk or just sit curled up with a book in front of one of our fires.

6.30pm - Meet in the Burns Room

7pm - Dinner. Steve will be continuing his talk on Space, the Universe, Galaxies and Constellations and dependent on the weather again you will be either staying local or heading out to the Dark Sky Park.

SUNDAY

 A leisurely breakfast on Sunday morning before departure with a promise to return.


Price

 2 night package

£259pp Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

No single supplement for single rooms.

Price inclusive of Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Transport to and from the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and all talks and lectures from Steve Owens.