Cardiff Astronomical Society: Sunspots, Sunsets and Stargazing

This event forms part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time

Date and Time
Date(s) - July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Many people live in areas with large amounts of light pollution which prevents them from seeing the night sky and the Milky Way in all its glory. Flat Holm is situated away from much of this light pollution and allows observers to see much more of the sky than they would at home.

At this event, you will have experienced and knowledgeable astronomers on hand to guide you through the vast array of constellations, stars, and planets (The Moon too). No experience is necessary, just be prepared to be dazzled by what can be seen in the skies over Wales. Some telescopes will be available for those who wish to take a closer look at our celestial neighbours.

Additionally, during the daytime you will be able to safely view our nearest star, The Sun. Cardiff Astronomical Society has several telescopes specially designed and adapted to safely look at the sun. Weather permitting, you will see sunspots and maybe the odd flare.

Our prices include:

  • Boat transport, provided by Bay Island Voyages: Homepage – Bay Island Voyages.
  • Accommodation
  • Tuition/activities run by experienced tutors or our island staff.

Any surplus income goes back into the upkeep of the island’s natural and built heritage.


Leader details
Phil Wallace Cardiff Astronomical Society

Kitlist
Essential Kit List: Warm clothing and a curious mind Desirable: Good quality binoculars

Price : £100




July 13, 2024 10:30 am.

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