Star Parties

The Society's "Star Parties" are held at our own Observatory in the grounds of Dyffryn Gardens - see the second map here

Anyone interested in attending a Star Party should first contact Ian McLean at: Vice.Chairman@cardiff-astronomical-society.co.uk

The Star Parties are aimed at beginners to astronomy of all ages. They consist of talks, demonstrations of the night sky in real time or on Stellarium and an introduction to the various types of telescopes. The Star Parties are ideal for our junior members and anyone else who wants to learn their way around the night sky. Each event will start with a general night sky tour. We concentrate on the brighter Messier objects, the Moon and bright planets.

There will be at least two (usually more) CAS members on duty.

Don't forget it's YOUR Society, so come along and have a good time!

The next star party will be held on Friday, 27th September 2019. The Society generally does not hold star parties during the summer months. This is of course because the night skies do not start to get dark until it is quite late which would mean that a star party (usually lasting for about two hours) would finish after 11.00 p.m.

Future Star Parties

Date Day Time Venue
2019
27th September Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
25th October Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
29th November Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
20th December Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
2020
24th January Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
21st February Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
27th March Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
24th April Friday 7.30-9.30 p.m. Dyffryn Gardens
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