The Dyffryn Observatory is located on the grounds of Dyffryn Gardens and is the proud home of Cardiff Astronomical Society.
The venue is away from the worst effects of light pollution and benefits from excellent dark skies, allowing visitors to observe fantastic astronomical objects using the large 11″ aperture telescope.
The group regularly open their observatory to the public for stargazing sessions and star parties.
Location events organiser
Cardiff Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact Cardiff Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Dyffryn House Gardens (1.1 miles away) updated 19/09/21 at 04:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.