Next Monthly Meeting:

Tuesday 4th February (19:15 - 22:00)

"Weird Stars" by Pauline Macrae

(Highlands Astronomical Society)



Not all stars are born equal and this can lead to some real monsters, large and small, out in space looking and behaving in weird ways.

This talk looks a little closer at some of these stars but beware, nightmares are made of these…



Our very own Pauline Macrae will take you on a mysterious journey looking at the life-cycle of stars.  These stars, star precursors, and the remnants of many, are shining down on us now.  Are you prepared for what you might hear ..... and what you're going to find the next time you look up at the Scottish Highlands night sky?!!!

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Tonight is also ideal for those who have recently purchased, or are thinking about purchasing, a new scope or binoculars and may want to know more about it and also arrange tuition from our most able Club members as to how to set things up, find objects, and get the best out of their astronomy equipment.

If you can be there 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start that helps us greatly.

Looking forward to a great evening!

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We hold our meetings in Smithton Free Church cafe and you can find the exact spot by clicking on this “what3words”locating link ///absent.lizard.front

(This 3 word address refers to an exact 3m x 3m location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it)




Find out about your local astronomy club, what we get up to, where we meet, and how to join your local astronomy club!

HAS Observing Team   

Open to Members and Visitors

(recommended for minimum secondary school age and older)


Our Society monthly meetings are held in the lecture hall at Smithton-Culloden Free Church; directions are on the 'Find Us' page. All meetings are open to the public - your first visit is free!


Future Events

To view as a monthly calendar click here.
 Friday, 28 February 2020
19:30 - 20:30 Scout visit to JSL
 Thursday, 19 March 2020
20:00 WI group at JSL
 Tuesday, 24 March 2020
19:00 - 20:00 Guides visit to JSL

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Dark Sky Observing

Saturday 29th February

Public & Members

Open 19:00
Close 21:00


Dress warmly!

Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before close so you get a decent chance to view the night sky

A voluntary charitable donation in the region of £5 per adult would be greatly appreciated to enable us to operate & maintain our Observatory & Club