Inverness

Astronomers

McGregor, Alexander (b.18334-fl.1871), born in Grantown, Inverness, assistant astronomer (see 1871 Scottish Census).

Observatories

United Charities Institution Observatory (1836-90), 5 Culduthel Road Ardkeen Tower, 2 Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness. Built as the Inverness United Charities Institution to house the Inverness Juvenile Female School, the Ladies’ Female
Work Society and the Inverness Infant School (Cameron, George, A History and Description of the town of Inverness (1847), p.70; Howse 1986).

United Charities Institution Observatory

United Charities Institution Observatory

Societies and Organisations

Highlands Astronomical Society (HiAS), founded 1994   after after the merger of the Moray Astronomical Society and the Inverness Astronomical Society.  Monthly meetings are held at the lecture hall, Smithton-Culloden Free Church, Murray Rd., Smithton (IV2 7YU).

Inverness Astronomical Society (IAS) founded (?). Became the Highland Astronomical Society after merger with the Moray Astronomical Society in 1994.

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