Monday, 20 January 2014

Dark Skies Festival

I came across a bookmark the other day advertising the first Hay-on-Wye Dark Skies Festival. The Brecon Beacons is a Dark Skies Reserve area, meaning that it is a good place for astronomy because of the lack of street lighting and so on. So on the weekend of 21st to 23rd March there are going to be a series of events, including watching the Equinox sunrise, lectures and talks, exhibition of equipment, a planetarium and something called Spaceguard.
There is a website at, but it tells you even less than the bookmark, and there is a mention of it at, again saying much the same. So I don't know who the experts are who are going to give the lectures, or where the lectures will be held, or how much, or how to book. Which is a pity, because I'd quite like to know more and go along to something.


Blinded by the Light said...

It had better not be anywhere within a couple of miles of the Hay-on-Wye main car park then, because the hideous - and dreadfully wasteful - glaringly bright lights that light it up through the night would kill the Dark Skies completely.

Shelley said...

Does anyone want to buy a really good telescope in time for this event? Get in touch - Shelley Faye Lazar