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Moon Day at Elan Valley

Moon Day at Elan Valley

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Elan Valley - Visitor Centre
Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales

The Elan Valley Dark Sky Park will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by having a Moon Day, held at the Visitor Centre and Penbont House. Celebrate this special day with us with fun, astronomy themed activities for all ages. Activities held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and Penbont House. Elan Links History group will be asking you for your memories of the Lunar Landing on 20th July, 1969. We will also be showing the Lunar Landing as it was broadcast on CBS and other videos related to the Moon. All events are free and some require booking.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/07/2019


Event organiser

Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park

Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park is organising this event

Please contact Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park 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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