BRECON BEACONS 1-HOUR STARGAZING EXPERIENCE
Our 1-hour Brecon Beacons stargazing experience is run from the Brecon Beacons National Park Centre at Libanus, some 5 miles SW of Brecon, and about 15 miles N of Merthyr Tydfil. We’ll meet you at the Centre for a 1-hour stargazing adventure out across the cosmos. Your personal astronomer will likely begin with a laser-guided tour of the stars and constellations to be seen from the Brecon Beacons on a date of your choosing. He’ll then take you out on a journey across the cosmos with a large portable telescope. Along the way you’ll get to see star systems, star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies far beyond our own, and your astronomer will give you the background story to each view. If we have the moon in the sky then you’ll get an amazingly detailed view of the lunar surface with hundreds of craggy craters, huge lava fields and even mountain chains on the moon! In the summer months you’ll get to see Saturn with its fantastic ring system, while at other times of the year there’ll be a chance to look for Jupiter, Mars and Venus. Our 1-hour Brecon Beacons stargazing experience is run exclusively for the gift box recipient, plus any family and friends they wish to invite along to share in the experience.
In the 1-hour Brecon Beacons stargazing experience gift box you get:
- 1-hour stargazing experience gift voucher for the Brecon Beacons National Park valid for 2 years from month of issue
- Instructions on how to use the voucher
- Information about the stargazing location we use at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre, plus map and directions
Looking for a stargazing gift for Chrismas, birthdays or for special occasions? Our 1-hour Brecon Beacons stargazing experience is ideal for anyone with a fascination in space or the night sky. As such it makes for an exciting (and unusual!) gift for individuals, couples, families and small groups. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
When can the voucher be used?
The stargazing voucher is valid for 2 years, so it gives the gift box recipient plenty of time to choose their own date for the stargazing experience. We can run the 1-hour Brecon Beacons stargazing experience on a week night or weekend night anytime of the year, except 24 -31 December, and subject to our astronomer’s availability. Private stargazing nights are proving very popular, so you’ll need to book in advance for the best pick of dates. We recommend booking 8 – 12 weeks ahead.
What if it is raining or cloudy?
Naturally cloud and rain is always a threat. When using the voucher to book the stargazing experience we recommend that you choose 2 or 3 nights initially on which you’d be happy for us to run the experience. If it is cloudy / raining on all selected nights then we’ll simply roll the experience forward to an alternative date that works. We can keep rolling the experience forward until we are able to run the stargazing for you.