Looking up - Stargazing in Abergavenny - Astronomy show

Looking up - Stargazing in Abergavenny - Astronomy show

Saturday 15th April 2023 from 12:00pm to 17:00pm

St Michael's Centre - Abergavenny
Pen y Pound, Abergavenny, Gwent, NP7 5UD

Enjoy a free open day learning about the Universe with members of the Abergavenny Astronomy Society and Usk Astronomy group.

You can handle genuine space rocks as old as the Sun. Weather permitting, there will be special telescopes that allow us to view the surface of the Sun – a truly memorable experience – especially as the Sun is active at the moment.

If you have a telescope or binoculars that you would like to use for a bit
of stargazing but do not know where to start, bring them along, and experienced astronomers will give you top tips to help to get you going.

There will also be an amazing state-of-the-art digital planetarium that will
be running shows throughout the afternoon. You can view the night sky in amazing detail, fly to other planets, understand the constellations, and more. Shows last 30 minutes and are suitable for ages five years and up. Spaces for the planetarium are limited, so prior booking is advised. Each show costs £1 and can be booked in advance.

Refreshments will be available, and admission is free, although there is a small charge of £1 for the planetarium shows.

Please note that this has already taken place on 15/04/2023

Event organiser

Abergavenny Astronomy Society

Abergavenny Astronomy Society is organising this event

Please contact Abergavenny Astronomy 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.

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