MORAY children have been reaching for the stars at an astronomy day.
Wet weather did nothing to dampen visitors’ spirits at the fun day at Gordonstoun School on Saturday.
Children made their own rockets before launching them outside the Ogstoun Theatre.
The event is part of the International Year of Astronomy and Autumn Moonwatch Week.
It was organised by Moray astronomy group Sigma and was the fifth in a series, following those already held at Dyke, Lhanbryde, Keith and Craigellachie.
Gordonstoun astronomer Tim Schroder said: “The school was pleased to host this important event to promote a greater understanding of astronomy in Moray, particularly among young people.
“The Ogstoun Theatre was an ideal venue for demonstrations, including the making and launching of rockets.”
An evening of viewing the night sky in a StarLab planetarium also proved popular with children and adults.
Mr Schroder added: “It was fantastic to see so many young people enjoying themselves and learning about astronomy.
“We would like to thank all the organisations involved, who helped make it such an interesting, exciting and successful day.”
The fun day coincided with the official launch of the Scottish Solar System Project, in which Sigma is participating along with other Scottish astronomy clubs.
The sixth and final of this year’s Sigma astronomy fun days will be held on Saturday, November 21, at Portnockie.
For further information visit sigma-astro.co.uk