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Astronomical Adventures

Provider of Astronomy Activities

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Ever considered what's above your head? Looked longingly into the night sky wondering what's out there? Well Dark Sky Wales (DSW) may have the answers! We offer a variety of activities designed to answer those questions from fun one off sessions to fully accredited courses. The choice is yours.

Experience the night sky on an evenings adventure in the Brecon Beacons as DSW staff navigate you around the constellations, planets, nebulae and galaxies. Using telescopes to explore the moon and planets in detail and venture further into the depths of the universe. Take things a little further and image the night sky maybe capturing the death of a star or the birth of another planet. Nothing is impossible!

If you want to take things further then DSW can provide you with educational courses that can lead to further or higher education. These courses are community based and are held within a friendly environment conducive to learning. Furthermore, the courses are hands-on allowing participants to become acquainted with the tools of the astronomers trade.

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Astronomy Adventures (UK)

astronomy adventures across the uk

DSW provides bespoke astronomical tours for small groups and individuals throughout Wales. Each evening's activity is tailored to your needs be that a tour of the heavens or astroimaging we can provide the expertise for you to enjoy some of the darkest skies in the UK.

Introductory Evenings

astronomy introductory evenings across the uk

A typical introductory evening would see participants learn the basics of astronomy. From constellation recognition to binocular observation you will be guided by experts ensuring that by the end of the evening you feel comfortable finding your way around the night sky.

If you want to take things further then DSW can provide you with educational courses that can lead to further or higher education. These courses are community based and are held within a friendly environment conducive to learning. Furthermore, the courses are hands-on allowing participants to become acquainted with the tools of the astronomers trade.

Astroimaging

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Using your own equipment or that of DSW you will be shown how to take great images of the night sky. From constellations to the Milky Way and nebula to star clusters our experts will show you the techniques to accomplish your goals.

Themed Nights

astronomy themed nights across the uk

DSW hosts a series of themed evenings throughout the year where larger groups are invited to an astronomy evening with a difference. Evenings are themed around particular astronomical events such as meteor showers or eclipses and will see participants experience a talk for a professional astronomer, visit to a mobile planetarium and observing the astronomical event (weather permitting).

Astronomy Adventures (Worldwide)

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Working with partners in Spain and Morocco DSW are able to provide unique opportunities for you to experience the night sky from some of the darkest places in the world. Not only will you be able to experience amazing skies by night but also immerse yourself in local culture by day through a series of excursions. A typical itinerary for a DSW Astronomy Adventure can be seen below.

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Astronomy Education

astronomy education across Wales

DSW provide courses for the very beginner all the way through to the most experienced of astronomers. Each course is delivered by professional educators with many years experience teaching astronomy at University, Adult Education and schools. Our courses range from astrophotography, constellation recognition, dark sky awareness through to GCSE Astronomy. The choice is yours!

For a list of our current courses please contact us using the form below.

Professional Services

Astronomy Professional Services across Wales

DSW has vast experience working with local authorities, National Parks and other parties in the development of Dark Sky Discovery Sites, Parks and Reserves. From the Brecon Beacons to Anglesey and Pembrokeshire to Rhondda Cynon Taff DSW experts have assisted in the development of dark sky tourism by undertaking valuable dark sky surveys, astronomical events and training for staff.

If you require any further information please contact us below.

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