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Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Monday 12th October 2020 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps.

You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

This event is run in small groups meaning prior booking is essential!

This stargazing venue is featured on Virgin Experience Days. If you know someone who would enjoy such an experience why not give them the gift of a stargazing experience voucher!?

Please note that this event has already taken place on 12/10/2020


Event organiser

Dark Sky Wales

Dark Sky Wales is organising this event

Please contact Dark Sky Wales 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

    Saturday 27th August 2022 from 21:30pm to Sunday 28th August 2022 00:30am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 31st August 2022 from 01:00am to 03:00am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Stargazing with Dark Sky Wales and Cardiff Astronomical Society

    Friday 16th September 2022 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 21:30pm to Thursday 22nd September 2022 00:30am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Brecon Beacons Dark Skies Festival 2022 – Gŵyl Awyr Dywyll 2022

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to Sunday 25th September 2022 21:00pm

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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  • Solar viewing with Cardiff Astronomical Society

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

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