Stargazing and Wildlife night at Newport Wetlands

Stargazing and Wildlife night at Newport Wetlands

Saturday 12th August 2023 from 17:30pm to 23:30pm

RSPB Newport Wetlands
West Nash Road, Newport, Gwent, NP18 2BZ

Enjoy a fabulous stargazing experience alongside wildlife walks and family-friendly activities at this “Summer Spectacular” event at Newport Wetlands.

For the first part of the evening, there will be some hands-on activities, including sweep netting, pond dipping and crafts (conditions permitting); we will also have our moth expert to show us all we need to know about moth trapping.

As an alternative, there will be the option of a peaceful after-hours guided walk around the reserve.

From 8 pm, the Usk Astronomical Society will be here for the stargazing special. We will have an indoor planetarium and presentation before heading out onto the reserve for some dark sky stargazing with telescopes.

You might even glimpse some Perseid meteors that peak in intensity tonight!

Tickets include a hot meal, drinks, marshmallows and hot chocolate served around the fire pit.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023

Event organiser


RSPB is organising this event

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

Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the RSPB 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

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    Laundry Lane, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NQ (21.0 miles away)

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  • Crickhowell Railway Carriage

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  • Double-Gate Farm B&B

    Riverside, Lower Godney, Somerset, BA5 1RZ (26.6 miles away)

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