Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

Location description

National Park Visitor Centre with great facilities and a dark sky location that offers fantastic views of the night sky. Regular Stargazing events are hosted here throughout the observing season September to April.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

17/11
18:00
10%
17/11
21:00
9%
18/11
00:00
8%
18/11
03:00
8%
18/11
06:00
4%
Weather forecast for Mynydd Illtyd (0.69 miles away) updated 16/11/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Monday 18th November 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Tuesday 19th November 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Tuesday 19th November 2019 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 20th November 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Thursday 21st November 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Friday 29th November 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 18th December 2019 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 18th December 2019 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 21st December 2019 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 21st December 2019 from 22:00pm to Sunday 22nd December 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 4th January 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 4th January 2020 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 11th January 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 11th January 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Tuesday 14th January 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 15th January 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Thursday 23rd January 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Thursday 23rd January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Friday 24th January 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 25th January 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 25th January 2020 from 22:00pm to Sunday 26th January 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 26th January 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 1st February 2020 from 22:00pm to Sunday 2nd February 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 1st February 2020 from 22:00pm to Sunday 2nd February 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Tuesday 11th February 2020 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Tuesday 11th February 2020 from 22:00pm to Wednesday 12th February 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 12th February 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 12th February 2020 from 22:00pm to Thursday 13th February 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Thursday 13th February 2020 from 22:00pm to Friday 14th February 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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