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Virtual Star Party

Virtual Star Party

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Virtual Star Party

Online Event, Mon 1 Mar 2021

Brecon Beacons,


Wales is operating country-wide restrictions and is currently at coronavirus alert level four, with strict measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Please check on the Welsh Government website before visiting or travelling to Wales or within Wales.


Spring in South Wales is a wonderful time for stargazing, the weather is improving and the nights are still long. We can still see the dazzling winter constellations such as Orion, Taurus and Auriga and enjoy their wonderful open star clusters that look like diamonds on velvet through binoculars. If that were not enough the spring constellations of Cancer, Virgo and Leo are rising and as we start to move away from our own Milky Way we can wander through the realm of galaxies and look millions of year back in time.

In this virtual stargazing event we will show you how to easily find the showcase objects in the sky at this time of year. If you are viewing simply by eye or with binoculars or have a telescope we will show you what to look for and explain what you are looking at. There will be tips on how best to do stargazing on your own and how to find your way around the sky in the future.

The tour will be done using planetarium specially customised to give a realistic view of the sky above the Brecon Beacons National Park. Nick Busby from the Usk Astronomical Society will be our star guide. The event is suitable for families and everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced stargazers.

We hope that you will sit back on this St Davids day perhaps with a Welsh cake or Barra Brith and once we are able to welcome you back you will think about seeing our dark sky in person.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.


Please find the meeting invitation below:

Topic: Llangorse / Bwlch star party

Time: Mar 1, 2021 06:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 0724 3411

Passcode: 814122

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Visitor centres at Libanus & Pontneddfechan, Country Park at Pen-y-cae and Information Centres at Abergavenny and Llandovery

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 1 Mar 2021

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 1 Mar Virtual Star Party


Brecon Beacons,

Location and nearby places


Plan route to Brecon Beacons National Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 977262  Lat: 51.92489 Long: -3.48906


Brecon Beacons national park can be reached from the South by the M4 and M50 motorways.
M4: Leave junctions 24 (A449/A40 for Abergavenny) or 32 (A470 for Merthyr Tydfil) to access the south of the park.
M50: Continue on to the A40 when the motorway terminates at Ross on Wye and follow to Abergavenny.
The A470, A438 and A465 gives access to the north of the park from Mid-Wales, Herefordshire and West Midlands.

Railway stations to the west of the park are via the Heart of Wales line at Ammanford, Llandeilo and Llandovery.
Access to the south and east of the park via Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny stations.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Abergavenny station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Visitor centres at Libanus & Pontneddfechan, Country Park at Pen-y-cae and Information Centres at Abergavenny and Llandovery

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