Stargaze with Cadw at Criccieth Castle

Copywright Allan Trow

Take a tour of the night sky, viewing 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 navigation via star maps.

You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Sessions are suitable for those aged 12 and above.

Attendees are advised to arrive from 5.30pm and to wear warm clothes and suitable footwear and to bring a torch and a blanket.

Prepare to wait: Bring something to sit or lie down on. Star gazing is a waiting game, so get comfortable.

To book a space please contact Allan Trow at Dark Sky Wales Direct on 07403402114.

There are provisions to ensure that even if the weather is a little unaccommodating there will still be opportunities to use the equipment and learn about the skies, but there is a risk of the activity being cancelled in the event of forecast heavy rain, gales or blanket cloud cover. In this instance we will contact you in advance, as arrangements can be made for you to get a exchange on your experience day or ideally we can rearrange for a future date.

Dates, times and prices

Dates
21 Feb 2018

Times
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Prices
Adult - £10

To book a ticket, please phone 07403402114

Location information

Facilities and information

Cycle stands Car park Dogs welcome Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Portable induction loop Toilets Video presentation
  • Criccieth.Castle@gov.wales   
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • No smoking
  • A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility
  • Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
  • This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website http://www.noflydrones.co.uk
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Directions

Postcode LL52 0DP

Car Road A497 to Criccieth from Porthmadog or Pwllheli.

Rail Rail 400m/440yards, Shrewsbury-Machynlleth/Pwllheli route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.