Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol CymruNational Botanic Garden of WalesNational Botanic Garden of Wales

Star Party

  • Saturday 24 February 2018
  • 6:30pm to 9:30pm
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Star Party

Stargazing through telescopes plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with astronomy activities from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, February 24th.

There’ll also be a 3D Cinema and astronomy artefacts, where visitors can handle objects dating from the birth of our solar system.

The Star Party at 6.30pm costs £3 per child.  Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed.  A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children). ‘Unaccompanied’ adults cost £3. If you have a telescope which you need help with please bring it along.

For guides/scouts/brownies/cubs etc. groups, the cost for the Star Party is £3 per child, with accompanying adults free.

Castor, Pollux, Sirius, Capella and Procyon should all be visible, and we will use Orion to star hop so we can find the Pleiades.

While the stargazing is weather dependant we will be able to run activities inside the Great Glass House if the weather is poor.

For more information about this and other Garden events email or call 01558 667149.