Dark Skies December Update
The sky chart shows the stars for 8pm in mid December. We are still short of planets in the evening skies, it will be another couple of months before they start to make an appearance. So it is to the morning skies we must look for targets.
Elan Valley Secures Heritage Lottery Fund Support
Elan Valley secures £1.7 million Heritage Lottery Fund support for a 6 year programme of investment worth over £3 million.
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.
International dark sky park
The first privately owned, publicly accessible International Dark Sky Park in the world!
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