Stargazing Evening at Dyffryn Gardens - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Stargazing Evening at Dyffryn Gardens - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Friday 31st March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Dyffryn Observatory
Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, CF5 6SU

Timed to follow the BBC’s Stargazing Live TV show on the same week, the Cardiff Astronomical Society will be opening its observatory to the public.

Officers from the Cardiff Astronomical Society will be on hand to present a tour of the night sky and there will also be manned telescopes as well as plenty of stargazing information and advice from experienced astronomers.

In the event of bad weather on the day, the event will still continue with members of the Society available to answer any questions.

Event ticket prices
£6.50 – Admission + Soup and hot drink
£5.00 – Admission + Soup and hot drink (NT Members)
FREE – Admission Only
FREE – Admission Only (NT Members)
FREE – Under 5s

Booking essential – Call 02920 590813

Tickets are non-refundable, unless in the event of cancellation.

No age restriction, but age guidance of 6+

Dogs on leads are welcome.

*Parking will be in the Visitor Car Park. It is a 5 minute walk uphill to the Observatory.

*Bring torch, hat, scarf and gloves.

*The buggy will be available to visitors with disabilities. It will drive a circular route, picking up along the way.

Note: Members need to bring their cards to be scanned on the gate.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 31/03/2017


Event organiser

National Trust

National Trust is organising this event

Please contact National Trust 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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