EYES ON THE NIGHT SKY: JUNE 2018

Welcome to June’s edition of Eyes on the Night Sky. In many areas of the UK, the nights have now become much lighter which makes it difficult for stargazers to view their favourite galaxies, globular clusters and other deep sky objects that require darker nights to see them in their full glory but there is still plenty to see with the eyes, binoculars and telescopes! The lighter nights are due to the Northern Hemisphere inclined towards the Sun due to the axial tilt of the earth.

Volunteer with us

Throughout the scheme, there are many opportunities to get involved with the different projects.  We have many volunteering roles which will be available, such as:

  • Biodiversity monitoring
  • Habitat restoration
  • Oral history recording
  • Archiving and research
  • Condition surveys
  • Photography and film

These opportunities will be promoted in a range of ways.  However, if you would like to receive information directly, please provide your name and contact details using the form below.

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Elan Valley Artists Residencies Programme 2018 -19

A new Artists' Residencies project has been launched in the Elan Valley as part of the Elan Links scheme

Applications are invited from visual artists for the 2018-19 Artists Residency programme in the Elan Valley, mid-Wales.  Three residencies are available – two for August-December 2018 and one for January-June 2019.  Through the arts we want to better understand, explore and engage with nature, water and issues around sustainability, as well as the rural/urban dynamic. The Artists’ Residencies aim to achieve this. 

Artists Residencies - 2018/19

Applications are invited from visual artists for the 2018-19 Artists Residency programme in the Elan Valley, mid-Wales.  Three residencies are available – two for August-December 2018 and one for January-June 2019.  Through the arts we want to better understand, explore and engage with nature, water and issues around sustainability, as well as the rural/urban dynamic. The Artists’ Residencies aim to achieve this. 

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EYES ON THE NIGHT SKY: MAY 2018

Starry skies in the Claerwen Valley

 

Welcome to May’s edition of Eyes on the Night Sky. As we are nearly halfway through the year, the nights become brighter due to the approaching Summer Solstice in June. This month, we will make the most of those dark skies for viewing faint fuzzies for those few hours of night up around the middle of May/early June, where skies won’t get truly dark. However, there are still plenty of interesting objects to be studied, such as Lunar features, planets, open star clusters and double stars and more.

EYES ON THE NIGHT SKY: APRIL 2018

Welcome to the April edition of Eyes on the Night Sky. Springtime nights can provide a rich banquet of celestial delights before the nights get too light to enjoy the dark skies of the Elan Valley. Typically, April nights can be wonderfully clear and not too cold!

Elan Links scheme begins

A five-year £3.3 million investment for the Elan Valley has launched which aims to secure Elan Valley’s natural and cultural heritage and increase benefits and opportunities for locals and visitors.

EYES ON THE NIGHT SKY: MARCH 2018

Zodiacal Light

Welcome to this month’s edition of Eyes on the Night Sky. March is a busy month with two full moons, a couple of star clusters to study and an opportunity to see three planets in one morning! In addition, there is a rare and beautiful phenomenon to watch out for this month if you have access to dark sites such as the light pollution-free skies of the Elan Valley. Click here to find out more.

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