Category Archives: dark skies

10 Ideas for Family Fun in the Brecon Beacons

It’s the Easter holidays! And the Brecon Beacons is the best ever playground! There are masses of things for active families to do. Of course, there’s no need to pack every day with expensive activities – simple things like picnics and … Continue reading

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Come and experience our dark skies

A lunar eclipse, snow moon and a comet will spectacularly light up our night skies this February 10th!   Snow Moon February’s full moon is traditionally called the Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Deep snow made … Continue reading

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The Brecon Beacons Dark Skies

The Aurora Borealis have been spotted across the Brecon Beacons this March, with our Dark Sky reserve providing perfectly clear skies to see them, as this photo below shows. “The only Dark-Sky reserve in Wales is situated in the Brecon … Continue reading

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St Dwynwens Day and Valentines Day

On the 25th of January each year, people all over Wales celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. A Welsh love spoon is traditionally given as a Saint Dwynwen’s day gift. Dwynwen lived during the 5th century … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons National Park Astronomy Evenings

A series of interactive lectures by former University and NASA astronomer Martin Griffiths December 11th 2015: The Star of Bethlehem – what could it have been? January 22th 2016: Looking for other Earths – are there planets like ours out … Continue reading

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Christmas stargazing event at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

This event takes place on the 10th December at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre and will run from 7.30pm until 11pm. Book your place today via here The jewel in the sky will be the Geminid meteor shower … Continue reading

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Best places to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in the Brecon Beacons.

This week you will be treated to something spectacular as the Perseid Meteor Shower is reaching its peak.  Wednesday evening promises to be sensational, it may even be possible to see between 60-100 meteors an hour!  Here in the Brecon … Continue reading

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