Archive for June 4th, 2015

Stargazing, the ISS and Mooning…!

We are so lucky to live on the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park which means that we have fabulous dark skies for star gazing.  Howard is the photographer … I just take snapshots so these are his pictures.

The Earth’s satellite … the moon:

moon lunar photograph


The Northern Lights … Aurora Borealis:

aurora borealis northern lights ballantrae

Jupiter and its moons:

Jupiter and it's moons. stargazing live

The International Space Station arcing across the night sky:

ISS International Space Station

If you’re not sure at what you’re looking at we’ve a load of books for guests to use:



Can’t wait until it’s dark? Why not gaze (safely of course) at the brightest star in the sky!!


sun spots solar

If you’re lucky, let’s also hope that you get to see a great sunset over Knockdolian Hill whilst you’re waiting!!

Knockdolian Hill, Ballantrae

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