Graig Wen presents
Sunday 11th February 2018
7 – 9pm Graig Wen camp site, Arthog
Plus between 3pm & 7pm hourly presentations at Arthog Ganolfan Village Hall
TO BOOK call Graig Wen on 01341 250482
Graig Wen camp site on the Mawddach Estuary near Arthog and Dolgellau invites you to wrap up warm and enjoy the wonders of the Snowdonia night skies on February 11th 2018.
Astonomers from Dark Sky Wales will guide you around the night sky telling tales of the Celtic constellations, before venturing deeper into space with telescopic observations of planets, galaxies and nebula.
Graig Wen is an award-wining camp site and B and B situated above the Mawddach Estuary with open views in Snowdonia National Park Dark Skies Reserve. Observe the pristine night skies glittering above the surrounding mountains in one of the darkest areas of the National Park. Warm up around the fire in the sheltered oak woodland where we will probably be joined by the odd owl!
No experience is needed just an enthusiasm to learn more about the mythology and science of the night sky. Keen photographers can bring a camera or use ours to record your experience.
During the afternoon and early evening, there will be family friendly presentations in a Planetarium specially set up in Arthog Village Hall. Presentations will take place on the hour. The village hall is a couple of minutes drive from Graig Wen or a 40 minute walk along the Mawddach Trail if the weather is good.
After dark, those with combined tickets are welcome to join the astronomers outdoors at Graig Wen camp site where there will be telescopes set up and a roaring fire in the woods. The astronomers will be on hand to demonstrate the star-gazing and photography equipment. We will be serving mulled cider and apple juice around the camp fire at Graig Wen.
Ticket price includes a hot drink and cake.
Please dress warmly and wear stout shoes as there are uneven slopes at Graig Wen. Bring a torch, blanket, camping chair and binoculars if you have them.
All welcome including the local community and Graig Wen guests but pre-booking is essential as tickets and parking very limited.
For those travelling from further afield, we have B & B accommodation available on site at The Slate Shed Shed B & B.
A limited number of tickets are available for both the Planetarium and Camp Fire Star-Gazing
£8 for adults £4 for children.
Entry to just the Planetarium at Arthog Village Hall is £7 adults £3 children Advance booking is highly recommended and presentations will take place on the hour between 3 and 7pm.
TO BOOK call Graig Wen on 01341 250482
We are grateful to the Snowdonia Partnership Fund for supporting this event

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