Sun fun at Elan Valley - see the partial solar eclipse!

Sun fun at Elan Valley - see the partial solar eclipse!

Tuesday 25th October 2022 from 10:00am to 16:30pm

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


Event organiser

Elan Valley Trust

Elan Valley Trust is organising this event

Please contact Elan Valley Trust 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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Elan Valley Dark Sky Lodge

    Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP (0.3 miles away)

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  • Penbont House Tearooms, Bed and Breakfast

    Penbont House, Elan Valley, LH6 5HS (1.8 miles away)

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  • Cwm Clyd Bunkhouse

    Claerwen Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HF (2.7 miles away)

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  • Dolgoch Hostel

    Abergwesyn, Ceredigion, Dyfed, SY25 6NR, Wales (9.2 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Little Hill Lodges

    Little Hill Barn, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY (9.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Little Hill Lodges – Llandrindod Wells

    Little Hill Barn, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY (9.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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