Coronavirus Statement

COVID-19 Update

Current restrictions! 


As regulations ease we are still intent on keeping our customers and staff as safe as possible!

To ensure this safety several measures remain to safeguard the health of our team and visitors as far as we can, these include the following;

Group Stargazing experience numbers return to  40 and will only be conducted outdoors weather permitting. Any astronomical talks associated with these sessions have been suspended and cancellation and rearrangement due to inclement weather is a possibility. We will provide you with 48 hours’ notice in the event of inclement weather.

Stargazing and Astrophotography experiences will go ahead as normal.

Couples and family experiences will run as normal.

Please note that this is subject to regular review, along with whether we are open or closed, depending on government guidance in place at any given time.

We will ask you all visitors to follow the guidance during your visit.

  1. When you arrive, you will be asked to wait in a designated area (this will be identified during the booking and subsequent emails). A member of staff will then collect you and escort you to the observing site and explain the social distancing and hygiene/sanitation processes.
  2. If you are bringing children, you will be responsible for ensuring they remain at a safe distance from other people.
  3. Telescopes will be cleaned between observers.
  4. Hand sanitiser will be made available for your use – please ensure you use this after touching any equipment.
  5. Once the experience has finished, staff will escort you back to the collection point.
  6. As with all infectious diseases, please do not attend if you have any symptoms.

Please follow the guidance of the team at all times. In line with our existing terms and conditions, staff have the right to ask visitors to leave if they are not complying with guidance. We want all experiences to be inspirational and safe for everyone.

Additional measures we have in place are;

  1. All staff will have their temperature checked on arrival.
  2. Staff will be in charge of cleaning equipment between guests (please be patient whilst this is conducted).
  3. Waste will be properly disposed of after each session.

If you have any questions at all, please email and we will do our very best to provide you with the answers you need as quickly as possible. We can’t wait to be back under the dark skies of Wales once again!!!




Astronomy Adventures

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.


Astronomy Education

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.


Professional Services

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.

We Love Looking Up!

Vic Tatler
Vic Tatler
The evening was fantastic – Alan’s knowledge is unbelievable. He was so helpful and really explained what we were seeing, as well as giving us advice so that we could try and find some of the constellations from home. I have been highly recommending him!
Local Enthusiast
At last the weather in Brecon came good and we had a wonderful time on Saturday night. Allan’s staggering wealth of knowledge gave us a great insight into what is out there. Together with all the wonderful equipment that he brought and had set-up on arrival, we were able to see quite a lot of it.
Libby Tempest
Libby Tempest
Had a WONDERFUL night, definitely well worth waiting for! Basically I thought the whole experience was fantastic – the sky from the location Allan had chosen was spectacular in itself, never mind when we started to look through binoculars and telescopes. We had wonderful views of the Moon, Venus and Mars early on – then when it grew darker, Jupiter was beautiful and I saw 2 of it’s little moons. Allan explained about constellations, different galaxies, star clusters, nebulae etc etc but he didn’t overwhelm us with information – he knows that some of the time, you just need to be given time to look and observe (and gawp in astonishment!)
Just wanted to feed back how much I enjoyed the stargazing event with Martin on Saturday night. His knowledge of astronomy seemed to be encyclopaedic…there was literally no question that anyone asked him that he couldn’t answer on the spot. His undoubted scientific know-how was complemented by an amazing memory of cultural myths relating to constellations. We touched upon Greek, Roman, Arabic, Persian and Celtic traditions during the course of the evening. Amazing!
We attended the Beaumaris Planetarium experience on Sunday afternoon and had a lovely time. Our party was aged from 6 to 72 and all thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very informative and interesting – we really enjoyed learning about all the mythology. I would highly recommend these events. Thank you for the experience!
“I sent out a tentative enquiry and within less than an hour I had received a response from Allan. He responded to all my email enquiries as helpfully as anyone can hope for. Allan’s professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm was exactly what any budding stargazer craves. I have had an interest in astronomy for years and had bought myself a Skywatcher telescope a few years back. I had almost given up trying to use it and thanks to Allan I am now ready to go back out there and search the skies. He helped me to understand the mistakes I had been making in setting it up, advised me on eyepieces to improve my viewing experience and showed me how I could get the best out of my telescope. We toured the skies and I saw the rings of Saturn, Saturn’s moon Titan, double stars, the Andromeda galaxy and various other deep sky objects along with constellations that I was unfamiliar with. I have been to a number of stargazing events over the years but I can honestly say that Allan’s help has given me confidence to go back out there and enjoy the night sky for all it has to offer. Thank you Allan!”
Brecon, great experience, great mix of stories, lectures and viewing, highly recommended for anyone with an interest
What An Excellent Evening
What An Excellent Evening
Barry Jones
What an excellent evening - the weather was clear with a great view of the night sky over Brecon. Allan's knowledge was very good and his delivery made the who evenings experience great catering for all levels of star gazing ... so much I did not know until pointed out and explained by Allan and augmented by the excellent equipment he had set up to give a detailed view of key aspects. a superb evening I would recommend to everyone
26 Nov 2019
Great Experience!
Great Experience!
Thank you for your knowledge last night. We both found it highly informative.
27 May 2019
One Of The Best Experiences Ever!
One Of The Best Experiences Ever!
John Hyde
We had a great night with Allan, perfect clear night sky for the star constellations and more, we seen a few shooting stars also, probably one of the best experience day trips we've ever done 😊
04 Dec 2019
Ianto Wynn Millward
The 1 to 1 telescope course I did with Allan was fantastic! I definitely recommend it! I learnt about things I never knew about before and he was a great help with showing some tips and tricks. I feel a lot more confident with using my telescope now and will be putting my knowledge into practice in the back garden this week.
05 Sep 2020

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