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image for Outdoor Event item typeStargaze with Cadw at Raglan Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Outdoor Event, Fri 24 Nov 2017, £10

Stargaze with Cadw

Stargaze with Cadw

Details

This is your chance to stargaze from within the stunning surroundings of Raglan Castle.

Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps.

You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Sessions are suitable for those aged 12 and above. Refreshments will be available. Attendees are advised to arrive from 7.00pm and to wear warm clothes and suitable footwear and to bring a torch and a blanket. Prepare to wait: Bring something to sit or lie down on. Star gazing is a waiting game, so get comfortable.

To book a space please phone 01766 780552

The stargazing experience varies according to weather. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast heavy rain, gales or blanket cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, as arrangements can be made for you to get a exchange on your experience day or ideally we can rearrange for a future date.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 24 Nov 2017 19:00 to 21:00

Prices

Price: Adult £10.00.

Contact

Enquiries

01291 690228

Address

Raglan,
Monmouthshire,
NP15 2BT

Location

Directions

Plan route to Raglan Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 415083  Lat: 51.77030 Long: -2.84918

A40 south-west from Monmouth & at the junction with the A449, take the A40 towards Abergavenny. Raglan Castle is signed at the next roundabout (go right around the roundabout and then first left).
Bus: 7 miles (11km) Monmouth, route No 60, Newport-Monmouth. 2-hourly daily.
Bike: Regional Route No.30 (0.6 mile/1km).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups