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Star Gazing, Sat 4 Apr 2020

Elan Valley

Elan Valley

Elan Valley


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at the stars and the Moon through telescopes?

Spend a magical evening learning about the night sky in the heart of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park. Following a delicious buffet, astronomer and broadcaster Pete Williamson will talk about how to get started with recognising some of the brighter constellations with unaided eyes, what equipment to use for viewing the Moon, planets and other objects. He will also show you what to look out for in the night sky during the spring season.

If the night is clear, there will be an opportunity to look through some telescopes to see the Moon and its craters, star clusters and more. Please bring some warm clothing and torches. Places are limited so please book. Supervised children over the age of 8 welcome. Ticket cost: £14, which includes food and drinks.

Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toilets

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Sat 4 Apr 2020 19:00 to 22:00



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Plan route to Elan Valley Estate using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 932649  Lat: 52.27185 Long: -3.56661

The Elan Valley can be accessed easily from Rhayader which is on the intersection of the main A470 (North/South) and the A44 which comes from the East.

By Car: The Elan Valley is 3 miles from the town of Rhyader on an unclassified road leading from the B4518. The town of Rhyader is crossed by the main A470 (North/South) and A44 (East) roads.

By Public Transport: Rhayader has no train station (the nearest being Llandrindod Wells) but is connected by a local bus network. The Elan Valley is connected by local public transport via Rhayader on request/pre-booking ONLY.


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets