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What Can You See In The Dark Skies Above Snowdonia?
 

What Can You See In The Dark Skies Above Snowdonia?

Each month brings different constellations for you to to see in the skies above. This is what you can see in the Dark Skies Above Snowdonia this April.

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EXPERIENCE THE DARK SKIES ABOVE SNOWDONIA STYLE...

Snowdonia is one of only 11 places in the world to be certified as an IDA International Dark Sky Reserve giving you some idea of what a truly magnificent place it is to experience the dark skies above Snowdonia style… Allan Trow and Martin Griffiths from Dark Sky Wales have been instrumental in the Dark Skies initiative and through their Stargazing experiences and Astrophotography workshops, they have made the night sky so more accessible to us down here on earth… it’s fascinating to learn about what is going on up there! The stargazing and astrophotography workshops take you on a tour of the night sky where you will view 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 telescopes and learn to navigate the night sky with star maps. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but they do say feel…

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Top 5 Stargazing Spots in North Wales
 

5 Favourite Star Gazing Spots In North Wales

The wonder of the night sky has inspired countless generations, poets, scientists and dreamers. Today this natural resource is threatened by the careless use of artificial light and so the International Dark-Sky Association works to protect and preserve the night sky for future generations. Much of Mid and North Wales is prime dark sky territory and with this in mind, Snowdonia is currently bidding for Dark Skies Status with the which would further protect its beautiful landscape offering some of the worlds best stargazing. If you are here over the winter period, you will have plenty of opportunity to see the night skies in all their glory; with less day light hours in an area with little light pollution, it’s a great opportunity to get to know the dark side – see the milky way, ponder Orion’s belt and of course make a wish upon a shooting star. So wrap up warm, fill the flask with…

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