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Join Eric Walker to find out what to look for tonight, weather permitting. “It’s for absolute beginners,” he says, “It’s for naked eye viewing and commonly available binoculars – no telescopes required.”

Eric, who’s chair of the Highlands Astronomical Society, will present the sky view each day as it would be seen from North Ronaldsay.

Eric will also speak each day in the Peedie Kirk lunchtime livestream at 1 pm, from Friday 4 to Wednesday 9 September. He is making observing sheets for downloading each day, so that you can follow up when you’d like. With the waning Moon visible in the sky, he will be pointing out some of its features. He has also made available for download the Daytripper’s Guide to Touring the Moon that he prepared for the memorable Skyran Moon event in Stromness in 2018.

Eric says that he’d be interested to hear from everyone, wherever they are, about what they’re looking out for in the night sky tonight.

To send in questions or comments, you can join this event through the Science Festival’s YouTube channel. Alternatively, you can sit back and watch from here.

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