Lower Plant Surveys and ID Training

Over the winter Elan Links volunteers will be learning about, and surveying some of the lower plants in the Elan Valley.

Margaret Howells will be leading ID and survey sessions on the 2nd Tuesday on the month from November to March. Starting on 12th November 2019.

EYES ON THE NIGHT SKY - NOVEMBER 2019

Welcome to this month’s edition of Eyes on the Night Sky. There are plenty of interesting astronomical events happening this month, from meteor showers, planetary conjunctions, to a planet moving across the face of the Sun. With the clocks going back, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time under the stars, whether it’s just sitting back and enjoying the view or getting up close to those wonderful celestial objects with binoculars and telescopes. To help you make sense of what’s up there, read the latest update, wrap up warm and get outside!

Pont ar Elan wedi'i ddynodi'n Safle Darganfod Awyr Dywyll.

Rydym yn falch i gyhoeddi bod Pont ar Elan wedi'i ddynodi'n Safle Darganfod Awyr Dywyll, un o CHWECH sydd newydd ei ddynodi ym Mynyddoedd y Cambrian. Nid yn unig y mae wedi'i leoli ym Mharc Awyr Dywyll Rhyngwladol yr IDA, mae ganddo hefyd ddynodiad 'Llwybr Llaethog' Safle Darganfod Awyr Dywyll, sy'n golygu bod y Llwybr Llaethog i'w weld yn glir.

Dark Sky Discovery Site Designation for Pont ar Elan

We are so pleased to announce that Pont ar Elan has been designated a Dark Sky Discovery Site, one of SIX newly designated in the Cambrian Mountains. Not only is it located within an IDA International Dark Sky Park, it also has the Dark Sky Discovery Site 'Milky Way' designation, which means the Milky Way is clearly visible.

Upcoming Film & Photography Festival

Elan Links' last festival of the year will begin on the 8th of November. Elan Eye is a film & photography festival from the 8th to the 10th of November. There is a range of workshops suitable for a range of skills, including night photography, beginners' camera workshop, mobile phone film/photography and animation.

Photography Competition Open for Judging

The Elan Valley Photography competition is now open for judging. There are four categories and people can vote for their favourite photo in each. The categories are Rocks, Wildlife, Plants and Junior (any of the above). After the competition closed, images were longlisted and sent to an impartial judge for shortlisted, who has selected the top three photos in each category.

GOLWG AR WYBREN Y NOS – HYDREF 2019

Croeso i Olwg ar Wybren y Nos mis Hydref, lle byddwn yn dewis y targedau gorau i’w gweld gyda’r llygaid noeth, ysbienddrychau a thelesgopau.  Mae mis Hydref yn amser gwych ar gyfer syllu ar y sêr, gyda’r nos yn disgyn yn gynharach; mae’r haul yn machlud tua 18:54 ar ddechrau’r mis ac am 16:49 ar y diwedd, wrth i’r clociau droi yn ôl un awr ar y 27ain o Hydref am 02:00.  Er mwyn gweld wybren y nos ar ei mwyaf tywyll, a’r Llwybr Llaethog ar ei orau, arhoswch tua dwy awr wedi machlud haul.