The Galloway Forest Astronomical Society was founded in 1998 as the Wigtownshire Astronomical Society, by Helen Macdonald. The name was changed in January 2011 to reflect the change of location from Wigtown to the edge of the Galloway Forest International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) at Glenamour, three miles north east of Newton Stewart.

They run events regularly which will be updated into our events section or available on there website. Events are free to members, and junior membership is free as well.