Dark Sky Wildlife Walk at Gilfach Nature Reserve

Dark Sky Wildlife Walk at Gilfach Nature Reserve

Thursday 19th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Gilfach Nature Reserve
St Harmon, Rhyader, LD6 5LF

This area of Mid Wales is known for its stunning, dark skies with an International Dark Sky Park nearby. Listen to night noises and gaze at the stars if it is clear.

We will be looking at moths and detecting bats with our specialised detectors. Please bring torches, a mat to sit on, insect repellent and wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Meet at the Pont Marteg Gateway, Gilfach Nature Reserve SN 952715.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 19/09/2019


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

Bookings for this event can be made via the Eventbrite 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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