Bannau Brecheiniog Dark Sky Festival presentation - The Science of Dr Who (and Stargazing)

Bannau Brecheiniog Dark Sky Festival presentation - The Science of Dr Who (and Stargazing)

Saturday 23rd September 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

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

Doctor Who is a science-fiction institution, known and loved worldwide (and maybe beyond). It shows fantastic ideas, time-travel, two-hearted aliens, bizarre worlds, and boxes bigger on the inside. All good science-fiction fun…but is any of it possible? It turns out a fair amount is at least plausible! Come and join Phill Wallace FRAS, CAS Chairman, as he delves into the time vortex and tries to make sense of the impossible.

Followed by stargazing with telescopes & binoculars with Cardiff & Usk Astronomical societies at 8pm-9pm.

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Mae Doctor Who yn sefydliad ffug-wyddonol sydd yn wybyddus ledled y byd (a thu hwnt.) Mae’n dangos syniadau gwych, teithio trwy amser, estroniaid sydd â dwy galon, bydoedd anhygoel a bocsys mawr. Hwyl ffug-wyddonol. . . ond oes unrhyw beth yn bosibl? Mae llawer ohono’n gredadwy! Dewch i ymuno â Phill Wallace FRAS, Cadeirydd CAS wrth iddo dwrio mewn amser a cheisio gwneud synnwyr o’r hyn sydd ar y wyneb yn amhosib.

Cyn y sgwrs gallwch gymryd rhan mewn syllu ar y sêr gyda thelesgopau ac ysbienddrych gyda Chymdeithasau Seryddol Caerdydd a Brynbuga am 8pm-9pm.

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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

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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 at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

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

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

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  • Riverside Retreat Veterans Camp

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

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  • Basel Cottage – Little Hall

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

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  • Talgarth Shepherd Hut

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

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