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


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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


This event is being organised by National Trust who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact National Trust directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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