Bannau Brecheiniog Dark Sky Festival presentation - How bats mastered the night skies

Bannau Brecheiniog Dark Sky Festival presentation - How bats mastered the night skies

Saturday 23rd September 2023 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

With over 1400 different species world-wide, and found on all continents except Antarctica, bats are one of the most diverse groups of mammals. This talk explores their adaptations for a nocturnal life and the range of ecological niches that they have evolved to occupy. Human activities have increasingly impacted bat populations in recent years, and this talk will highlight how this is affecting bat populations and some of the initiatives to mitigate these anthropogenic threats.

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Gyda dros 1400 o wahanol rywogaethau ledled y byd, ac i’w canfod ar bob cyfandir ac eithrio’r Antarcti-ca, mae ystlumod yn un o’r grwpiau mwyaf amrywiol o famaliaid. Mae’r sgwrs hon yn archwilio eu had-dasiadau ar gyfer bywyd yn y nos a’r ystod o gilfachau ecolegol y maent wedi datblygu i’w meddiannu. Mae gweithgareddau dynol wedi effeithio’n gynyddol ar boblogaethau ystlumod yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf, a bydd y sgwrs hon yn amlygu sut mae hyn yn effeithio ar boblogaethau ystlumod a rhai o’r mentrau i liniaru’r bygythiadau anthropogenig hyn.

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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


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Brecon Beacons National Park

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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.

  • Moongazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Friday 19th April 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

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  • Moongazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Saturday 20th April 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

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  • Moongazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Sunday 21st April 2024 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Sunday 28th April 2024 from 23:00pm to Monday 29th April 2024 00:30am

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Monday 29th April 2024 from 23:00pm to Tuesday 30th April 2024 00:30am

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Tuesday 30th April 2024 from 23:00pm to Wednesday 1st May 2024 00:30am

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