Moon Day

Event date: 
21 July 2019
Event time: 
10am-4pm
Location: 
Visitor Centre

The Elan Valley Dark Sky Park will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by having a Moon Day, held at the Visitor Centre. Celebrate this special day with us with fun, astronomy themed activities for all ages.

Elan Links History group will be asking you for your memories of the Lunar Landing on 20th July, 1969.

We will also be showing the Lunar Landing as it was broadcast on CBS and other videos related to the Moon.

Other activities include:

Mission X - Train like an Astronaut – Morning Session
9am - 10am
Ever wanted to know what it's like to be an astronaut? Emma Wride of Astrocymru will help you discover the effects that space has on humans and what it's like to live on the International Space Station. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
To book, please call 01597 810880 or email us 

 

Air Powered Rockets – Morning Session
10am - 12pm
Find out about the forces affecting rockets, types and history of rockets and shapes involved to make them aerodynamic. Create your own special rocket and see if you can break the highest distance record! Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
To book, please call 01597 810880 or email us

 

The Moon from Myth to Landings and Beyond: A Talk by Pete Williamson (FRAS)
10am
Join Pete Williamson, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, as he gives a fascinating talk on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings and the future of man's exploration of our natural satellite. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

 

Mission X - Train like an Astronaut - Afternoon Session
1pm - 2pm
Ever wanted to know what it's like to be an astronaut? Emma Wride of Astrocymru will help you discover the effects that space has on humans and what it's like to live on the International Space Station. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
To book, please call 01597 810880 or  email us

 

Herschel to Hawkwind: A Talk by Pete Williamson (FRAS)
2pm
Join Pete Williamson, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society as he gives an enlightening talk about how astronomy & music have had a symbiotic relationship. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre

 

Air Powered Rockets - Afternoon Session
2pm - 4pm
Find out about the forces affecting rockets, types and history of rockets and shapes involved to make them aerodynamic. Create your own special rocket and see if you can break the highest distance record! Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
To book, please call 01597 810880 or email us

 

Dydd Sul 21 Gorffennaf – Diwrnod y Lleuad
10yb-4yp. Fe fydd Parc Rhyngwladol Wybren Dywyll Cwm Elan yn dathlu hanner can mlwyddiant ers i Apollo11 lanio ar y lleuad trwy gael Diwrnod y Lleuad, a fydd yn cael ei gynnal yn y Ganolfan Ymwelwyr a Thŷ Penbont. Dewch i ddathlu’r diwrnod arbennig hwn gyda ni gyda gweithgareddau hwyl ar thema seryddiaeth sy’n addas ar gyfer pob oed. Gweler y wefan am ragor o fanylion.