Lighting up the dark skies
A light will be shone on the Stewartry at Europe’s first ever Dark Sky Places conference next week.
Experts from across the globe will be taking part in the summit, which is being held at the Cally Palace in Gatehouse of Fleet from September 20 to 22.
Speakers will cover topics on light design and pollution as well as arts, science and health benefits.There will also be the chance to debate and learn.
Dr Al Grauer from the Cosmic Camp Ground Dark Sky Sanctuary in Arizona will be talking about his observations from around the globe and closer to home and there will also be a talk from Astronomy Royal for Scotland Professor John Brown.
The conference is being hosted jointly by Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.