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Planetarium Show & Outer Planet Observation

Planetarium Show & Outer Planet Observation

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Talk, Sat 29 Oct 2016, free entry


Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park is hosting a Planetarium, Solar System & Galaxy Walk and if clear, an Evening Observation session at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on Saturday 29th October 2016 from 3pm to 9pm

Join Aberystwyth University Astronomers and be taken on a celestial journey of what's in the skies during the forthcoming months with their

FREE Planetarium Shows at 4pm - 5pm - 6pm - 7pm

Join the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park's "Astro Rangers" Les and Kris and journey on a scale walk and talk through our Solar System and out into our Galaxy- Walk will start at VC, through Elan Village and return to VC some 11/2 hours later.

Walks start at 3pm and 5pm – Booking advised

Feel free to bring along your own telescopes or tripod mounted binoculars and remember to wear suitable outdoor clothing for the Walk and Talk and the Evening Observation session.

Be advised - Walk and Observation session are weather dependent!!!


Ring 01597 810880 to book your place.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Oct 2016 15:00 to 21:00


Free entry

Car parking charge applies.



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

Map reference: SN 928646  Lat: 52.26932 Long: -3.57227

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.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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