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Here are some links to sites with information about space-related developments.
For space and spaceports
Moray and Highland HobbySpace
The aim of the site is to provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved in space activity – building rockets, tracking satellites, launching high-altitude balloons. It's packed with information – a tremendous educational resource to draw on and enjoy.
Have you wondered where the UK vision for space exploration went, that inspired so many people and discoveries in the 50s and 60s? It hasn't gone away, and this site can link you into all kinds of ideas for the future - practical as well as visionary. It's run by one of the UK's space researchers, Dr Duncan Law-Green of Leicester University.
Here's where you get all the latest news of developments in space - with some astronomy as well.
Information about the Spaceport space attraction in Wirral.
Book your flight into space now. Great online videos of what a journey into space may look like, and a short documentary about the historic X-prize flight of SpaceShipOne.
An independent organisation highlighting opportunities in new areas of science and technology. Based in the north of Scotland, it seeks to promote new developments for business, education and the community. Going Nova has taken the lead in coordinating the Spaceport Scotland support group. Another of its initiatives is the Highland Science Festival
Highlands Astronomical Society
The Society (HAS for short) have a keen membership, with a lively programme of talks and meetings, and regular sessions at their new observatory at Culloden Battlefield. New members are warmly welcome. Their website is a mine of information for all levels of interest, with some superb pictures of the night sky.
Moray's Astronomy Club, Sigma
Sigma get excellent turnouts to their meetings in the Birnie Hall and their evening observing sessions. Like HAS they are always delighted to welcome new members. Their website has information about many aspects of astronomy, plus first-class photographs of the night sky by club members.