Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales
Discover the wonders of the nighttime skies in a small group of fellow stargazers with experienced astronomers and astrophotographers from Dark Sky Wales.
Learn your way around the constellations, spotting familiar and less-familiar constellations of the northern hemisphere. Find deep-sky objects, including star clusters, galaxies and nebula, using telescopes (provided).
You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and photographing some magnificent objects. No prior knowledge or equipment is needed, but feel free to bring both!
And if you know someone who would enjoy this stargazing and astrophotography session in the Brecon Beacons, you can buy them a stargazing experience voucher.
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.
Tue 5th Mar
Wed 6th Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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