Binocular Stargazing for Beginners

Binocular Stargazing for Beginners

Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Elan Valley - Visitor Centre
Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales

Binoculars are an affordable way to stargaze and are quick and easy to use. Come to the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park and learn how to use binoculars to find the treasures of the night sky.

The evening will start at 7.30pm with a light supper then Steve Tonkin, astronomer and author, will give an insightful talk about the night sky. Weather permitting, this will be followed by a practical session of observing the night sky through binoculars. Cost of the ticket includes a tasty soup and bread.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 01/10/2019


Event organiser

Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park

Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park is organising this event

Please contact Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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