Aims and Objectives
"Whereas other animals hang their heads and look at the ground, he made man stand erect, bidding him look up to heaven and lift his head to the stars. Metamorphosis" (Ovid, Roman Poet, 43BC – AD17)
The Highlands Astronomical Society exists to promote and extend the awareness of, interest in, and enjoyment of astronomy within a friendly and stimulating environment, hosting educational, practical and social activities in the local area, accessible to all ages and level of knowledge.
The Society seeks to achieve its aims through a varied programme of meetings, activities and events, including talks, exhibitions, observing sessions open to the public and social events. The Highlands Astronomical Society also aims to contribute worthwhile observational data to national and international astronomical organisations.
Astronomy is one of the few remaining sciences where valuable contributions and discoveries are still being made by amateurs. These facts are recognised and actively encouraged by professional astronomers and scientists.