Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

Location description

National Park Visitor Centre with great facilities and a dark sky location that offers fantastic views of the night sky. Regular Stargazing events are hosted here throughout the observing season September to April.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites are locations accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. They often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

20/08/17
19:00
14°
96%
20/08/17
22:00
14°
91%
21/08/17
01:00
14°
37%
21/08/17
04:00
15°
29%
Weather forecast for Mynydd Illtyd (0.69 miles away) updated 20/08/17 at 16:00.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 22:00pm to Sunday 20th August 2017 01:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 22:00pm to Sunday 3rd September 2017 01:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 16th September 2017 from 22:00pm to Sunday 17th September 2017 01:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 22:00pm to Sunday 24th September 2017 01:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing at Libanus Visitor Centre

Saturday 14th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening with Cardiff Astronomical Society

Saturday 14th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Geminid Meteor Shower and Stargazing in Brecon

Friday 8th December 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 9th December 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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