Cardiff Astronomical Society Star Party at Dyffryn Observatory

Cardiff Astronomical Society Star Party at Dyffryn Observatory

Friday 17th November 2023 from 19:15pm to 23:00pm

Dyffryn Observatory
Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, South Glamorgan, CF5 6SU

After substantial repairs, the Cardiff Astronomical Society is pleased to be able to reopen its observatory. Their observatory is located at the National Trust property Dyffyrn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan. Even though it’s a 20-minute drive from Cardiff City Centre, the dark skies at Dyffyrn are excellent. This event is intended for Cardiff Astronomical Society members only; however, you can join their group via their website.

Please note that this has already taken place on 17/11/2023


Event organiser

Cardiff Astronomical Society

Cardiff Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Cardiff Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Booking is essntail. This event will be for members only. All bookings for this eveny need to be made via email to [email protected]

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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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