Dark Skies November Update
The all-sky chart shows the night sky for mid November at around 10pm. One of the most prominent winter star groups, or constellation to use the correct name, is becoming visible in the south east sky now.
Dark Skies October Update
The attached sky chart shows the sky at around 10pm BST mid-October. In terms of planets, the evening sky is thin on the ground with only the faint and hard to find outer planets on show. For the early risers amongst us though, the morning skies offer much better viewing.
2016 Events Programme
2016 EVENTS PROGRAMME, Have your say ......................
Can you help us, let us have your views?
As you may know the Elan Valley Trust hold a number of Events throughout the year together with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.
We would like to take this opportunity to gather your views on the types of events you would like to see and participate in on the Estate.
What type of event do you think would be popular?
Dark Skies September Update
The nights are slowly lengthening as we approach the Autumnal Equinox. On the 23rd September, day and night will be of equal length.
ELAN VALLEY WALKING FESTIVAL
The First Elan Valley Walking Festival takes place in the Elan Valley
from 5th to 13th September 2015.
All Events are FREE and All Walks are GUIDED
For further information please click on the link,
or go to our website to the "Whats On" pages for September 2015.
Dark Skies August Update
The sky chart shows the sky at around 10:00pm BST during mid August. Although three planets are shown in the night sky at this time, realistically only Saturn, skulking low in the south-west skies will be easily visible. Neptune, rising in the east in the constellation of Aquarius, will need steady mounted binoculars to detect, and even then will just appear as a point of light.
Elan Valley Estate achieves International Dark Sky Park status in world first
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water's Elan Valley Estate achieves International Dark Sky Park status in world first
Dark Skies July Update
The chart is timed at 22.00hrs for mid July. With the nights still very short, you'll need to be awake very late to get truly dark skies again for this month, but you will still just see the bright pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the evening twilight. As you may have noticed, Venus has “flown” by Jupiter over the past month or so, treating us to a spectacular union at the start of July. Hopefully you've had your cameras out capturing the conjunction.
CAN YOU HELP?
Do you have any old photos of the former Elan Village School?
Or any stories or memories you would like to share?
We would love to hear from you.
We are hoping to have a display of old photos for a Coffee Morning scheduled for Sunday 26th July. See the "Whats On" page for more details.
Please contact the Elan Estate Office on 01597 810449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature Fund Open Day
The Elenydd Purple Moor Grass project is one of 19 successful Welsh Government Nature Fund projects. The Welsh Government's aim was that the Nature Fund projects would help respond to the challenges faced by the wildlife and habitats which were identified in the State of Nature report.