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Galloway Dark Sky

Hi

I'm thinking of organising a trip for my husband to the Galloway Dark Sky Park as he has an interest in astrology. Both my husband and I are beginner stargazers though and ideally I'd like to organise an evening with a professional that can talk us through what we are seeing - does anyone know a holiday firm or company in Dumfries that offers these services?

Thanks

Charlotte

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1. Re: Galloway Dark Sky

Try these http://www.gallowayastro.com/

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Hi from GallowayNightSky...#DarkSkyPark on Twitter

Please visit URL: www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7R5HHE

for more local information on Galloway Dark Sky Park...

You can also contact "Dumfries Astronomy Society" at web

URL: http://www.dumfriesastronomysociety.org.uk

Also please visit "Gateway to the Galloway Hills"

URL: http://www.newtonstewart.org Local website.

GallowayNightSky - URL: http://www.gallowaynightsky.co.uk

You can find many Hotels and B&B's and other accommodation outlets offering great breaks away..online.

Many Thanks...Enjoy your Holiday in South West Scotland.

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Funnily enough, I was looking at Galloway yesterday evening trying to think of a birthday present for MY husband! He IS a keen / serious amateur astronomer, as is very active with the local astronomy group.

I was trying to think how I could maybe make such a trip extra special for him. (Minds out of the gutter, please!) eg where we stayed in Norfolk once had (decent) telescopes that guests could use. Are there similar B&Bs in Galloway?

Edited: 6:43 pm, June 16, 2011
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LondonCharlie - just re-read your post. Hope you don't really mean 'astrology', otherwise a new set of tarot cards should suffice as a present! ;-)

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I run a guest house in Wigtown - within easy reach of several locations within the park.- the closest being Kirroughtree about 8 miles away.

We have a Dark Skies Box available to all our guests which contain binoculars, star maps, guide to good dark viewing locations, flask for hot chocolate, etc and have contacts within local astronomy circles with regards to talks etc.

We are reviewed on here - if you may be interested.

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Thanks for the posts and I do indeed mean astronomy! :)

I'll check out the links this weekend and will come back with any questions.

Regards

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Hi Charlotte, I wrote a brief TA wiki page about the Dark Sky Park back in 2009. I think it might need updating though. Any offers? Dumfries and Galloway is often overlooked as a tourist destination, and perhaps that's part of it's charm. Stunning hills, forests, coast and beaches.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186513-c127667/Dumfr…

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8. Re: Galloway Dark Sky

Charlotte did you make it through to Galloway yet? Its a perfect time right now.

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