Planets, Constellations and Bats at Tretower Castle!

Planets, Constellations and Bats at Tretower Castle!

Friday 6th September 2019 from 17:30pm to 21:00pm

Tretower Court and Castle
Tretower, Crickhowell, NP8 1RD

Join Usk Astronomical society in September at Tretower Court & Castle, the perfect location to use telescopes to view the mighty planet Jupiter and its moons and the beautiful ringed Saturn. The Moon will be well placed in its first quarter so its spectacular mountains, craters and seas will also be in full view.

There will be a “pop-up” planetarium to help identify the constellations and learn about some of the myths and legends associated with them and a talk about the solar system and an opportunity to hold and examine a collection of meteorites. A good supply of telescopes will be placed in the grounds and an opportunity to do some astro-photogpraphy for those interested.

If you would like to watch out for the resident bats and do some bat detection, Just Mammals will be on hand to help identify the various breeds through sonar equipment.

Visitors are most welcome! Booking required…

Please note that this event has already taken place on 06/09/2019


Event organiser

Usk Astronomical Society

Usk Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Usk Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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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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