Exploring the Universe Astronomy Open Day

Exploring the Universe Astronomy Open Day

Saturday 25th March 2023 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre
20 James Street, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6JG

Enjoy an astronomical day exploring the universe at this fantastic event in Ebbw Vale.

Throughout the day, there will be a range of activities, including planetarium shows, seeing the universe in 3D, the chance to hold space rocks and a host of guest speakers.

If the skies are clear, the Go Stargazing team will have solar telescopes for safe observing the Sun. Refreshments and snacks will be available, and a free multi-storey car park is nearby.

The entry fee is £3 for adults and £1 for children under 16.

Exploring the Universe Astronomy Open Day

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/03/2023


Event organiser

Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society

Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society is organising this event

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


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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 Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society meeting (first Tuesday)

    Tuesday 6th August 2024 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6JG

    More info
  • Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society meeting (third Tuesday)

    Tuesday 20th August 2024 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6JG

    More info
  • Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society meeting (first Tuesday)

    Tuesday 3rd September 2024 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6JG

    More info
  • Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society meeting (third Tuesday)

    Tuesday 17th September 2024 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6JG

    More info
  • Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society meeting (first Tuesday)

    Tuesday 1st October 2024 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6JG

    More info
  • Exploring the Universe Astronomy Open Day

    Saturday 5th October 2024 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

    Ebbw Vale Learning Action Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6JG

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Crickhowell Railway Carriage

    Forest Coal Pit, Abergavenny, Gwent, NP7 7LL (10.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Pengenffordd Barn – Brecon

    Upper Trewalkin Farm, Talgarth, Powys, LD3 0HA (13.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Talgarth Shepherd Hut

    Talgarth, Brecon, Powys, LD3 (13.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Aberyscir Coach House – Brecon

    Aberyscir, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9NP (16.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Willow Springs Campsite

    Llwyn Y Fynnon Farm, Glyncorrwg, West Glamorgan, SA13 3DD (19.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • The Bull Pens – Brecon

    Llanfihangel Nant Bran, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9LY (19.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info