image for Outdoor Event item typeStargaze with Cadw at Strata Florida Abbey

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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Outdoor Event, Fri 20 Oct 2017

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Stargaze with Cadw

Stargaze with Cadw

Contact

Enquiries

01974 831261

Address

Pontrhydfendigaid,
Ceredigion,
SY25 6ES

Details

This is your chance to stargaze from within the stunning surroundings of Strata Florida Abbey.

Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps.

You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Sessions are suitable for those aged 12 and above. Refreshments will be available. Attendees are advised to arrive from 7.30pm and to wear warm clothes and suitable footwear and to bring a torch and a blanket. Prepare to wait: Bring something to sit or lie down on. Star gazing is a waiting game, so get comfortable.

To book a ticket please phone 01974 831261.

The stargazing experience varies according to weather. There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast heavy rain, gales or blanket cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, as arrangements can be made for you to get a exchange on your experience day or ideally we can rearrange for a future date.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopOn-site light refreshmentsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 20 Oct 2017 20:00

Prices

Normal admission prices apply.

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Directions

See location of Strata Florida Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SN 746657  Lat: 52.27562 Long: -3.83886

A487 south from Aberystwyth, left onto A4120 (signed for Devil's Bridge) and immediately right onto the B4340 (signed for Trawsgoed) and continue on this road to Pontrhydfendigaid. Or travelling west towards Aberystwyth on the A44, take the B4343/A4120 roads to Devil's Bridge and onto Pontrhydfendigaid. In the village, left where signed to the Abbey.

Bike: NCN Route No.82 passes 1.5 miles away close to Pontrhydfendigaid.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 17 miles from Aberystwyth station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups