Dark Sky Festival presentation - choosing and using binoculars

Dark Sky Festival presentation - choosing and using binoculars

Saturday 23rd September 2023 from 12:00pm to 13:00pm

Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

Binoculars are a hugely versatile and effective tool for those just starting stargazing and experienced astronomers alike. Many would advise beginners to start their stargazing activities with binoculars rather than investing in a more expensive and complicated telescope. Dr Andrew Lohfink is a binocular observer with many years of experience. In his talk he will explain how to choose binoculars for stargazing and demonstrate how to get the best out of them. A talk not to be missed for anyone wondering about the best route to start learning about the night sky by observing it.

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Mae ysbienddrych yn arf hynod ddefnyddiol ac effeithiol ar gyfer y rhai sydd newydd ddechrau syllu ar y sêr a seryddwyr profiadol fel ei gilydd. Byddai llawer yn cynghori dechreuwyr i ddechrau eu gweithgareddau syllu ar y sêr gydag ysbienddrych yn hytrach na buddsoddi mewn telesgop drutach a chymhleth. Mae Dr Andrew Lohfink yn arsylwr ysbienddrych gyda blynyddoedd lawer o brofiad. Yn ei sgwrs bydd yn egluro sut i ddewis ysbienddrych ar gyfer syllu ar y sêr ac yn dangos sut i gael y gorau ohonynt. Sgwrs na ddylid ei cholli i unrhyw un sy’n pendroni am y ffordd gorau i gychwyn ar syllu ar awyr y nos.

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This event occurs as part of the Bannau Brecheiniog Dark Sky Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/09/2023


Event organiser

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park is organising this event

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


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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Sunday 30th June 2024 from 23:59pm to Monday 1st July 2024 02:00am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Tuesday 2nd July 2024 from 23:59pm to Wednesday 3rd July 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 3rd July 2024 from 23:59pm to Thursday 4th July 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Thursday 4th July 2024 from 23:59pm to Friday 5th July 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Monday 8th July 2024 from 23:59pm to Tuesday 9th July 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Tuesday 9th July 2024 from 23:59pm to Wednesday 10th July 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Aberyscir Coach House – Brecon

    Aberyscir, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9NP (3.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Bull Pens – Brecon

    Llanfihangel Nant Bran, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9LY (4.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Pengenffordd Barn – Brecon

    Upper Trewalkin Farm, Talgarth, Powys, LD3 0HA (11.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Riverside Retreat Veterans Camp

    Cwmsawdde Farm, Llanddeusant, Dyfed, SA19 9UP (12.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Basel Cottage – Little Hall

    Little Hall, Llandovery, Dyfed, SA20 0YW (13.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Talgarth Shepherd Hut

    Talgarth, Brecon, Powys, LD3 (13.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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