Brecon Beacons Dark Skies Events happening in April

We are so proud of the Brecon Beacons National Park being one of only five Dark Sky Reserves in the world.  So come and experience the constellations yourselves at the two upcoming dark skies events.  Hay Dark Skies Festival  17th – 19th April 2015 and Trecastle Dark Skies Event  24th April 2015.

Tickets are on sale now. 

Hay Dark Skies Festival

Nestling at the northeast end of the park Hay on Wye is famous for its bookshops and its international literary festival.  Hay Dark Skies Festival is back for its second year held between the 17th and 19th April 2015. 

Dark Skies Festival

© Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

The town will play host to UK observers and the interested public, offering a range of activities from safe Solar Observing, a Planetarium experience, to displays and night time observing in the company of experts.

All this and a plethora of accessible lectures, activities and of course, the cozy comforts of local hotels, B&Bs and Hay’s superlative bookshops and pubs.

Perfect way to spend a weekend.  For more information or to book tickets go to Hay Dark Skies website 

Trescastle Dark Skies Event

This exciting event will be held on Friday 24th April in Trecastle, situated about 14 miles west of Brecon in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

There will be all sorts of lovely free activities for all ages, but we are delighted to have Dark Sky Wales’ fantastic planetarium show, a guest speaker and loads of activities, so even if the weather is not behaving it will still be fun and educational.

GoodDayOut Stargazing with Allan Trow at Dark Sky Wales

© Good Day Out – Stargazing with Allan Trow

As the planetarium only holds 30 people,  there will be three shows starting at 5.30, 6.15 and 7pm.  The shows last 30 minutes, but you need to turn up at least 15 minutes beforehand.   To book your place go here

For more information on the event go to the Upper Usk Valley website

To find out more about the Brecon Beacons dark skies have a look on our website or read our top 10 places to go stargazing

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