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Star Gazing:Zoom Stargazing Party at Brecon Beacons National Park

Star Gazing, Thu 19 Nov 2020, free entry

Stargazing in Brecon Beacons

Stargazing in Brecon Beacons


A star filled webinar on zoom, join Usk Astronomical Society & Talybont on Usk tourism for a virtual tour of the night skies.

State of the art planetarium software will be used so that you can be part of our Dark Skies event and see the stars on your own tablet, PC or phone, making you feel as though you are actually in Talybont-on-Usk gazing at the night sky.

Although most of what will be shown can be seen from modestly light polluted skies they truly come into their own in the pristine dark skies of Talybont on Usk, deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, an international Dark Sky reserve.

October and November are a fascinating time of year for stargazing. The evenings get dark early so the whole family can join in and it is the best time to follow the myths of ancient Greece played out in the constellations. The jealous Queen Cassiopeia and her lovely daughter Andromeda, King Cepheus her husband, the hero Perseus on his winged horse Pegasus and Cetus the terrifying sea monster, are all there to be seen.

This year the planet Mars is resplendent all evening in Pisces and later we can see the magnificent Orion the hunter grace the eastern skies along with Taurus the mighty bull. You will be able to see the Andromeda Galaxy just as it was two and a half million years ago; the furthest thing you can see by eye.

If you have binoculars or a small telescope you will see how to find some gorgeous open clusters that glitter like diamonds on black velvet, objects that once seen you will want to revisit time and time again.

Register online and a Zoom Link will be sent to you.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Visitor centres at Libanus & Pontneddfechan, Country Park at Pen-y-cae and Information Centres at Abergavenny and Llandovery

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 19 Nov 2020 18:30 to 19:30


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 19 Nov Zoom Stargazing Party


Brecon Beacons,



Plan route to Brecon Beacons National Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 977262  Lat: 51.92489 Long: -3.48906

Brecon Beacons national park can be reached from the South by the M4 and M50 motorways.
M4: Leave junctions 24 (A449/A40 for Abergavenny) or 32 (A470 for Merthyr Tydfil) to access the south of the park.
M50: Continue on to the A40 when the motorway terminates at Ross on Wye and follow to Abergavenny.
The A470, A438 and A465 gives access to the north of the park from Mid-Wales, Herefordshire and West Midlands.

Railway stations to the west of the park are via the Heart of Wales line at Ammanford, Llandeilo and Llandovery.
Access to the south and east of the park via Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny stations.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Abergavenny station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Visitor centres at Libanus & Pontneddfechan, Country Park at Pen-y-cae and Information Centres at Abergavenny and Llandovery