Elan Valley - Visitor Centre
Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Wales
Join the team from Aberystwyth University on 25th October for an exciting, astronomy-themed day where you can see the Moon take a bite out of the Sun during a partial solar eclipse from 10:00 am to 11:50 am (approx).
We will have solar observing telescopes to hand for you to watch this special event. If the weather is poor, we’ll show the eclipse live on screen. Come and see some meteorites (rocks from space) and other space-themed exhibits and participate in some solar system-themed activities.
We will also host fascinating talks from the Aberystwyth University physics team and Pete Williamson (FRAS).
Please note that this has already taken place on 25/10/2022
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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 25th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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