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Keep Up To Date With All the Happenings in the Heavens

Supermoon or not?

With all the media hype about this evenings ‘Supermoon’ what is actually happening? Well, first thing to consider is what is actually happening to the moon? The short answer is nothing! The moon is doing what it always does, orbiting the Earth. It’s orbit is not...

November’s Night Sky

As Winter rapidly approaches and the Summer Milky Way sets below the horizon Dark Sky Wales Astronomer Martin Griffiths takes his monthly look at the night sky! The nights are now well drawn in and the Autumn constellations dominate the sky high overhead whilst the...

The Night Sky In October

Dark Sky Wales Astronomer Martin Griffiths takes a look at the Night Sky in October 2016 The nights are now well drawn in and at the end of the month darkness comes early. The Autumn constellations dominate the sky and Summer fades as the milky way descends to the...

The Legend of Orion

As the winter skies approach there is one constellation above all others that dominates the sky, that is Orion the great hunter. The constellation easily recognisable by its three belt stars Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka, contains some of the most enigmatic deep sky...

Col Al Worden Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15

Last weekend Dark Sky Wales were honoured to host Col. Alfred Worden Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15 at the Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy, RCT.  Crowd of nearly 400 would be enthralled by the story that unfolded during Col Worden’s talk and subsequent Q&A....