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Mid Wales – Stargazing Weekend

17th January 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 19th January 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Dark Sky Wales presents a two days of astronomical tuition and observation set in the wonderful dark skies of Staylittle in Mid Wales. The workshop is aimed at all levels of experience with the aim of getting you more accustomed to astronomy, the night sky and taking your own images.


On site there are 6 Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins, each built and finished to the highest standard for the ultimate glamping experience. Each cabin sleeps up to 4 adults and or a family of 5 and provide the following facilities;
1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed with memory foam mattresses.
En-suite shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail, toilet, and toilet rolls.
Kitchenette fitted with electric 2 hot plate hob, full sized fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and sink.
Crockery for 4 guests (including cutlery, bowls, dinner plates, side plates, mugs, acrylic tumblers, chopping board, tin opener and wine glasses.
• Pans (includes saucepan, frypan and cooking utensils)
• Dining table and four chairs.
• Electric wall heater
• Flat screen TV; Free Sat & WiFi available
• Small torch for emergencies.
• Lockable French doors leading to private decking area with picnic bench.
• Deluxe fire pit/bbq – (firestarter packs and logs can be purchased upon arrival)
• All electricity, heating and hot water.
• Hair dryer
• Luv Tubs (available with 2 of the Wigwam® Cabins)

In each Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin:
• Electric Heater
• Toilet
• Shower
• Hob
• Microwave
• Toaster
• Kettle
• Washing up facilities


Day 1

4.00pm Arrive at the Hafren.
6.00pm Introductory Lecture – The basics of Astronomy
7.00pm Break
7.30pm Equipment – Introduction to astronomical equipment.
9.00pm Break
10.00pm Astronomical Observation and Astrophotography (weather permitting)

2.30am Finish for the night

Day 2

The day is left free for you to explore the wonderful scenery of Mid Wales.

6.00pm Lecture – What’s in the night sky?
7.00pm Break
7.30pm Astrophotography – Landscape and deep sky imaging.
9.00pm Break
10.00pm Astronomical Observation and Astrophotography (weather permitting)
2.30am Finish for the night

Day 3

12.00pm Leave Hafren

Price is per Cabin (host 4 people), dates available throughout the year and is subject to availability.


17th January 2020 @ 4:00 pm
19th January 2020 @ 12:00 pm


Dark Sky Wales Training Services


WigWam Hafren
Staylittle, Wales SY19 7BU United Kingdom
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