Stargazing Evening at Dyffryn Gardens – BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Dyffryn Observatory

Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, CF5 6SU

Event description

Timed to follow the BBC's Stargazing Live TV show on the same week, the Cardiff Astronomical Society will be opening its observatory to the public.

Officers from the Cardiff Astronomical Society will be on hand to present a tour of the night sky and there will also be manned telescopes as well as plenty of stargazing information and advice from experienced astronomers.

In the event of bad weather on the day, the event will still continue with members of the Society available to answer any questions.

Event ticket prices

£6.50 - Admission + Soup and hot drink

£5.00 - Admission + Soup and hot drink (NT Members)

FREE - Admission Only

FREE - Admission Only (NT Members)

FREE - Under 5s

Booking essential - Call 02920 590813

Tickets are non-refundable, unless in the event of cancellation.

No age restriction, but age guidance of 6+

Dogs on leads are welcome.

*Parking will be in the Visitor Car Park. It is a 5 minute walk uphill to the Observatory.

*Bring torch, hat, scarf and gloves.

*The buggy will be available to visitors with disabilities. It will drive a circular route, picking up along the way.

Note: Members need to bring their cards to be scanned on the gate.

Observing (if clear)

Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Astronomy Presentation

Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

Event organiser

This event is being organised by National Trust. For details of how to contact them and for more information about this event see "Event bookings & availability" below. Please check that this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.

Light pollution

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

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

Event bookings & availability

The event organiser (National Trust) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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