Events

Sep
29
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus

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

Oct
5
Fri
Stargazing and Astrophotography Elan Valley @ Elan Valley
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stargazing and Astrophotography Elan Valley @ Elan Valley

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

Oct
6
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:00 am
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus

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

Oct
8
Mon
Group Stargazing Experience @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Join astronomers from Dark Sky Wales at the Brecon Beacons Observatory in the heart of Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve. As part of a group you will use the observatories telescope and a variety of portable telescopes located in the grounds. In case of inclement weather astronomical talks will be provided in a warm room located near the observatory.

View the night sky from Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve
Learn from Dark Sky Wales astronomers
Use advanced telescopes to view the night sky and image celestial object

Oct
9
Tue
Group Stargazing Experience @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Join astronomers from Dark Sky Wales at the Brecon Beacons Observatory in the heart of Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve. As part of a group you will use the observatories telescope and a variety of portable telescopes located in the grounds. In case of inclement weather astronomical talks will be provided in a warm room located near the observatory.

View the night sky from Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve
Learn from Dark Sky Wales astronomers
Use advanced telescopes to view the night sky and image celestial object

Oct
11
Thu
Group Stargazing Experience @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Join astronomers from Dark Sky Wales at the Brecon Beacons Observatory in the heart of Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve. As part of a group you will use the observatories telescope and a variety of portable telescopes located in the grounds. In case of inclement weather astronomical talks will be provided in a warm room located near the observatory.

View the night sky from Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve
Learn from Dark Sky Wales astronomers
Use advanced telescopes to view the night sky and image celestial object

Oct
13
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus

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

Nov
2
Fri
Skywatcher Star Adventurer Training @ Rhossili Activity Centre
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

SkyWatcher introduced the wonderful Star Adventurer as a cheap introduction to tracking equipment for astronomers and photographers alike allowing the possibility of taking breathtaking images of the night sky. However, if set up incorrectly the Star Adventurer can leave you frustrated and dissapointed with your results!
Dark Sky Wales are offerening you the opportunity to learn about this little piece of kit and its capabilities. Our evenings tuition begins in the classroom where we will show you how to correctly set up the Star Adventurer before venturing outside and capturing some long exposure images of the wonderful Gower nightscape.

Please bring your Star Adventure, Camera, Remote, Tripod and warm clothing.

Nov
3
Sat
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stargazing and Astrophotography Brecon Beacons @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre Libanus

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

Nov
5
Mon
Group Stargazing Experience @ Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Join astronomers from Dark Sky Wales at the Brecon Beacons Observatory in the heart of Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve. As part of a group you will use the observatories telescope and a variety of portable telescopes located in the grounds. In case of inclement weather astronomical talks will be provided in a warm room located near the observatory.

View the night sky from Wales first International Dark Sky Reserve
Learn from Dark Sky Wales astronomers
Use advanced telescopes to view the night sky and image celestial object