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Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend - December 2022

Cambrian Mountains Stargazing Weekend - December 2022

Friday 16th December 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 18th December 2022 12:00pm

Hafren Forest Hideaway
Rhiwdefeity, Staylittle, Powys, SY19 7BY

Dark Sky Wales presents two days of astronomical tuition and observation set in the wonderful dark skies of Staylittle in Mid-Wales. The workshop is ideal for anyone, no matter their level of experience, to get you more accustomed to astronomy, the night sky and take fantastic 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 provides a comprehensive range of facilities.

Day 1 – itinerary
4.00 pm Arrive at the Hafren.
6.00 pm Introductory Lecture – The basics of Astronomy
7.00 pm Break
7.30 pm Equipment – Introduction to astronomical equipment.
9.00 pm Break
10.00 pm Astronomical Observation and Astrophotography (weather permitting)
2.30 am Finish for the night

Day 2 – itinerary
The daytime is left free for you to explore the fantastic scenery of Mid Wales.
6.00 pm Lecture – What’s in the night sky?
7.00 pm Break
7.30 pm Astrophotography – Landscape and deep-sky imaging.
9.00 pm Break
10.00 pm Astronomical Observation and Astrophotography (weather permitting)
2.30 am Finish for the night

Day 3 – itinerary
12.00 pm Leave Hafren


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    Friday 16th December 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 18th December 2022 12:00pm

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