Yes an excellent event and well done to the organisers, Callum, Sandra and Lyn for making it such an enjoyable day on my first visit to Scotland.
The event was hosted by the “Inverclyde Skywatchers” Astronomy Group who actually have weekly meetings and appear to have a very strong bond among their members. Marion O’Neill gave us a short and entertaining look at the group and very inspiring look at their society. Hear Marion talking about her society and its beginnings http://www.isw.space/audio/ISW%20one%20-%20Inverclyde%20Radio%20Prog.mp3
The first two talks were very interesting especially the first by Natasha Jeffery which is close to my area of interest being the Sun and Space weather, the second talk was more of the deep sky talk by Annette Ferguson on Galaxies, not something I though would be to my liking but became more fascinating as she went further into her talk, two brilliant talks over all, For the second session I watched Callum Potter give a nice round up of the different types deep sky objects from easy to hard and online resources while Owen Brazell talked about Charts, Catalogues again with a nice bit about online apps and resources.
Finally well done to Gary Palmer on an excellent presentation on close up Solar Imaging and letting us handle some of his very expensive equipment he uses for his Solar shots, not to be left out Sandra Brantingam gave us a lasting impression on the topic of STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) and its association to picket-fence aurora. Looking forward to the next event