Star Attractions at the National Museum of Wales

Star Attractions at the National Museum of Wales

Saturday 21st March 2020 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

National Museum of Wales
Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

National Museum Cardiff will be hosting a FREE fun-filled day of astronomical activities, shows and displays for all the family on Saturday 21 March, 10am-4pm.

Explore the Museum’s meteorite collection, and use our impact simulator to discover the effects of a meteorite hitting your home town. Think you’ve found a meteorite? Bring it in and our museum scientists will identify it for you.

Interested in stargazing and wondering where to start and where to get help? Come along and talk to your local Astronomical Society! There will be stands from Cardiff, Bridgend, Abergavenny, Usk and Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Societies, offering information and help, telescopes on display, merchandise for sale, and various activities and experiments for children of all ages.

See spectacular 3D space shows with AstroCymru or explore the night sky with planetarium shows hosted by Abergavenny, Usk and Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Societies. Shows are bookable on the day at the front desk.

Have fun exploring our giant model of the solar system, and have a go at our planets quiz or craft activity.

Experience stargazing through the ages – find out what it was like to look through Galileo and Newton’s early telescopes, and how today’s high-tech telescopes compare!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/03/2020


Event organiser

Cardiff Astronomical Society

Cardiff Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Cardiff 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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