Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NL
Explore the grand mountains of South Wales with Dorian from TrigPoint Adventures, a fully qualified mountain leader and Dark Skies Ambassador.
First, climb up onto Corn Du and watch the sunset from this excellent vantage point until darkness engulfs you. Then head across to the highest mountain in South Wales, Pen Y Fan, to enjoy the exceptional views that the dark skies reserve can provide.
Fingers crossed for a clear night as our location will provide an ideal vantage point to see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers, a must for any stargazer!
On the summit of Pen Y Fan, Dorian will help you orientate yourself by pointing out the major constellations. All you will need is your hiking gear, including warm layers, a head torch and your camera to capture the night skies.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 16/09/2021
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.
Thu 16th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.