It’s been easy to get closer to the stars with long dark nights and the Christmas holidays and I have watched constellations and shooting stars with family and friends, even while walking the dogs at night ... a lovely way to share time together and enjoy the jewels in our night skies. Tonight at Llangors Community Centre 6-9.30pm at the family friendly astronomy evening with planetarium, talks, displays and stargazing if clear.
You can use the Advanced Cottage Search and tick our ‘stargazing’ attribute to find the best cottages for watching the night sky, all have binoculars, rugs and thermos flasks, some have telescopes too and Stargazer’s Retreat even has an observatory attached! http://www.breconcottages.com/cottage-details/STARGA
with binoculars or a telescope, rugs and a thermos flask to scan the heavens.
In March there are more family friendly events planned: Crickhowell (3rd), Hay-on-Wye (21-23rd), Libanus - National Park Visitor Centre (29th), meanwhile to the west of the park the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status - the first botanic garden in Britain to earn this honour and BBHC cottages Hobby, Kite, Peregrine and Merlin are a short drive away.
The next star-gazing event at the Garden is on Friday February 7, 6.30pm-9pm so come and be inspired by your local views of the Moon, Jupiter, the Orion Nebula and the universe beyond.