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The Night Sky in Dornoch
They came from Brora and Carbisdale, Ardross and Struie – and there were nearly 40 people in the hall at Dornoch & District Social Club to hear Bill Leslie introducing the night sky.
"The aim was to help everyone find their way round the autumn and winter skies," he says. "Images of the night sky taken by members of the amateur astronomy community in Moray and the Highlands showed the stunning sights which can be seen, not just with telescopes, but with binoculars and the naked eye."
It was a night of pouring rain, so the presentation had to be indoors only, but it laid the foundations for the audience to go out on future frosty nights and recognise some of the sights.
And despite the rain, there were after the tea/coffee break, plenty of questions for Bill.
A regular contributor to science festivals around the north of Scotland and keen participant in the Dark Sky Scotland project, he is frequently seen surrounded by clouds during his demonstrations of comet making from dry ice. Bill is eagerly looking forward to a return to Dornoch, to the building where he rose to the rank of Seconder in the local Cub Pack over 50 years ago.
Time: 7.30 pm on Tuesday 11 November
The Seven Sisters – the Pleiades, photographed by Alan Tough