Further to our successful SAFE Solar viewing in June (scroll down to see photos of the day) we have been invited to take part in two further events at the visitor centre in September, as part of the Brecon Beacons Dark Skies Festival.
The first is a stargazing evening, in conjunction with Dark Sky Wales, on Friday September 16th at 8pm. Tickets are £20 which includes Coffee and Welsh Cake to get your evening off to a great start. Further information can be found on their Facebook page here or on the Eventbrite page where you can buy TICKETS HERE. Please note: CAS members will have to buy a ticket just like a member of the public unless they are actively working on the evening as part of our outreach team, with a scope, binoculars, engaging the public, manning our stand etc.
The second event is on Saturday 24th September from 10am to 4pm and is another SAFE Solar viewing event. This event is free although there is a charge for parking. There is no need to book a time slot but register your interest here CAS Solar Event
There are also non CAS events as part of the festival including Planetarium shows (£5.98) and free stargazing with Usk AS. To see the full program click Brecon Beacons Dark Skies Festival
For further information on the facilities available at the visitor centre and for directions on how to get there please see here
By attending one or both events you can pick up tips and advice about pursuing this fascinating interest, meet like-minded people, chat about all things astronomical, view some celestial objects from a dark site, attend a talk and try out some specialised equipment to view the Sun. It would be wonderful if you decide to join us, you can be assured of a warm welcome - it's what we do!