Future Public Events

The following events have been booked for 2017

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Friday March 31st 19:30 till 21:30 at the National Trust Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Cardiff CF5 6SU

Timed to follow the BBC's Stargazing Live Series, Cardiff Astronomical Society will be opening their observatory on Friday March 31st 19:30 till 21:30 at the National Trust Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Cardiff CF5 6SU
This is a FREE public event but admission will be by ticket only, booking essential.
Telephone Dyffryn Gardens on 02920 590813 to book your place.

Members from the Cardiff Astronomical Society will be on hand to present a tour of the night sky and there will also be manned telescopes as well as plenty of stargazing information and advice from experienced astronomers.
Actual observing is weather dependent but if it isn't possible the observatory will still be open for you to look around and there will be plenty of stargazing advice.
Hot food and drinks will be available for purchase.
If you are coming along, dress warmly and bring red light torches if possible. Or keep white light torches pointed downwards, alternatively cover them with red film.

Saturday May 6th 2017 Cardiff Astronomy Festival, 10 am till 4:30pm National Museum of Wales Cardiff.
A showcase of all things astronomical! Lunar samples on display, various trade stands, shows in the Techniquest Planetarium, meteorites for sale, help and advice from members of Cardiff Astronomical Society.
This FREE biennial event celebrating all things astronomical and space returns on Saturday May 6th 2017 from 10am till 4.30pm at the National Museum, Cardiff. Cardiff Astronomical Society and the National Museum of Wales have arranged a full day of activities, exhibits, shows and help and advice for getting started in this fascinating subject. Suitable for all ages and a warm welcome to all!
• Inflatable planetarium - Techniquest
• 3D films - AstroCymru
• Meteorites - National Museum of Wales and Aerolite Meteorites
• Lunar samples - STFC
• Quizzes
• Stands: Cardiff Astronomical Society, Nippon Optics, Dark Skies Wales, Chepstow Books, Faulkes Telescope, Cardiff University, University Astronomical Society
So if you are interested in astronomy and space, or involved in science education this is the place to be on May 6th!

Saturday July 30th 2017 10 am till 4pm Solar Viewing, Mountain Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon Beacons National Park
No fee or booking necessary, just turn up at the Centre during the day N.B. car parking charges will apply, solar viewing will depend on the Sun making an appearance!

Saturday October 14th 2017 Stargazing Evening 6:30pm till 9:30pm, Mountain Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon Beacons National Park. A ticketed event, charges will apply, bookings via the National Park, details to follow.

CAS Stargazing Evening Saturday October 28th 2017

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