Events

Jul
22
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus
Jul 22 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 1:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus

DESCRIPTION
Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Duration: 3 hours
Small group astronomy tuition
Use telescopes to take night sky pictures
Learn how to recognise constellations
Visit one of Britain’s few Dark Sky areas
Need to Know

The evening is restricted to a small group of max 8 per astronomer and the start time varies according to the time of year to ensure darkness. We generally hold the evenings in the region of LD3 8ER or within a couple of miles. Bookings can be taken for special bespoke group sessions, with the Astronomer travelling to you if requested and if the site is suitable. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast gales or predicted cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, but please retain your voucher/s as arrangements can be made for you to rearrange for a future date, exchange for an alternativeDark Sky Wales Stargazing Evening, or we can refund less a 10% booking fee.

Jul
29
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus
Jul 29 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus

DESCRIPTION
Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Duration: 3 hours
Small group astronomy tuition
Use telescopes to take night sky pictures
Learn how to recognise constellations
Visit one of Britain’s few Dark Sky areas
Need to Know

The evening is restricted to a small group of max 8 per astronomer and the start time varies according to the time of year to ensure darkness. We generally hold the evenings in the region of LD3 8ER or within a couple of miles. Bookings can be taken for special bespoke group sessions, with the Astronomer travelling to you if requested and if the site is suitable. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast gales or predicted cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, but please retain your voucher/s as arrangements can be made for you to rearrange for a future date, exchange for an alternativeDark Sky Wales Stargazing Evening, or we can refund less a 10% booking fee.

Aug
19
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus
Aug 19 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 1:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus

DESCRIPTION
Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Duration: 3 hours
Small group astronomy tuition
Use telescopes to take night sky pictures
Learn how to recognise constellations
Visit one of Britain’s few Dark Sky areas
Need to Know

The evening is restricted to a small group of max 8 per astronomer and the start time varies according to the time of year to ensure darkness. We generally hold the evenings in the region of LD3 8ER or within a couple of miles. Bookings can be taken for special bespoke group sessions, with the Astronomer travelling to you if requested and if the site is suitable. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast gales or predicted cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, but please retain your voucher/s as arrangements can be made for you to rearrange for a future date, exchange for an alternativeDark Sky Wales Stargazing Evening, or we can refund less a 10% booking fee.

Aug
26
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus
Aug 26 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 1:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus

DESCRIPTION
Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Duration: 3 hours
Small group astronomy tuition
Use telescopes to take night sky pictures
Learn how to recognise constellations
Visit one of Britain’s few Dark Sky areas
Need to Know

The evening is restricted to a small group of max 8 per astronomer and the start time varies according to the time of year to ensure darkness. We generally hold the evenings in the region of LD3 8ER or within a couple of miles. Bookings can be taken for special bespoke group sessions, with the Astronomer travelling to you if requested and if the site is suitable. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast gales or predicted cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, but please retain your voucher/s as arrangements can be made for you to rearrange for a future date, exchange for an alternativeDark Sky Wales Stargazing Evening, or we can refund less a 10% booking fee.

Sep
2
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus
Sep 2 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 1:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus

DESCRIPTION
Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Duration: 3 hours
Small group astronomy tuition
Use telescopes to take night sky pictures
Learn how to recognise constellations
Visit one of Britain’s few Dark Sky areas
Need to Know

The evening is restricted to a small group of max 8 per astronomer and the start time varies according to the time of year to ensure darkness. We generally hold the evenings in the region of LD3 8ER or within a couple of miles. Bookings can be taken for special bespoke group sessions, with the Astronomer travelling to you if requested and if the site is suitable. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast gales or predicted cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, but please retain your voucher/s as arrangements can be made for you to rearrange for a future date, exchange for an alternativeDark Sky Wales Stargazing Evening, or we can refund less a 10% booking fee.

Sep
16
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus
Sep 16 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 1:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus

DESCRIPTION
Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Duration: 3 hours
Small group astronomy tuition
Use telescopes to take night sky pictures
Learn how to recognise constellations
Visit one of Britain’s few Dark Sky areas
Need to Know

The evening is restricted to a small group of max 8 per astronomer and the start time varies according to the time of year to ensure darkness. We generally hold the evenings in the region of LD3 8ER or within a couple of miles. Bookings can be taken for special bespoke group sessions, with the Astronomer travelling to you if requested and if the site is suitable. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast gales or predicted cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, but please retain your voucher/s as arrangements can be made for you to rearrange for a future date, exchange for an alternativeDark Sky Wales Stargazing Evening, or we can refund less a 10% booking fee.

Sep
23
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus
Sep 23 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 1:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre, Libanus

DESCRIPTION
Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Duration: 3 hours
Small group astronomy tuition
Use telescopes to take night sky pictures
Learn how to recognise constellations
Visit one of Britain’s few Dark Sky areas
Need to Know

The evening is restricted to a small group of max 8 per astronomer and the start time varies according to the time of year to ensure darkness. We generally hold the evenings in the region of LD3 8ER or within a couple of miles. Bookings can be taken for special bespoke group sessions, with the Astronomer travelling to you if requested and if the site is suitable. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast gales or predicted cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, but please retain your voucher/s as arrangements can be made for you to rearrange for a future date, exchange for an alternativeDark Sky Wales Stargazing Evening, or we can refund less a 10% booking fee.

Oct
12
Thu
Spanish Observatory Tour @ Griffin Observatory
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm
Spanish Observatory Tour @ Griffin Observatory

Join Dark Sky Wales astronomers as they team up with Griffon Observatory to provide a truly wonderful stargazing experience. Set in the Grazzelma National Park, Andalucia the Griffon Observatory offers fantastic vista of the night sky amid traditional spanish culture. By day explore the wonders of the National Park and by night gaze upon the cosmos from a warm climate. Shirt sleeve astronomy at its best.

Dark Sky Wales staff will meet you at Malaga airport and transport you to the quaint village of El Bosque. Here you will be introduced to your accomodation for your long weekend and staff from the observatory. Observations begin after an early evening meal and last until the early hours of the morning when you will be driven back to your accomodation. Saturday is left open for you to explore the local area (guide books will be provided by staff) before meeting up at 7pm for that evenings observing. Sunday afternoon is set aside for solar observing (this is optional at no extra cost) and staff will collect you at 2pm for a 2 hour observing session before returning you to your accomodation. Evening observing will again begin at 7pm and finish at midnight allowing you to get a good nights sleep before being transported back to Malaga Airport on Monday morning.

Transport from Malaga airport to the observatory, accomodation and observatory fees are included in the price.

Places are limited to 10 and we are expecting interest to be high so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Oct
21
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas!
Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Oct
27
Fri
Stargazing And Astrophotography Elan Valley @ Elan Valley
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stargazing And Astrophotography Elan Valley @ Elan Valley

A unique opportunity for you to be part of a small group of 15 like minded individuals enjoying the dark skies of Wales. On the eveing you will be accompanied by two astronomers who will guide you around the night sky from constellations to nebula, learning the mythology and science of astronomy. No experience needed just an enthusiasm to learn more about the night sky and why not bring a camera or use ours to record your experience.
All astronomical equipment is provided but please wrap up warm as the mountain can become very cold.