Dark Skies January Update
The sky chart shows the stars for mid January at around 8pm and we can finally start the new year with a planet in the evening sky, although it's not the easiest one to spot! Mercury will put in an appearance in the south west skies for the first week in January, but although bright, it will only be some 7° above the horizon at sunset. The rest of the bright planets are found in the morning skies and this is still where the action is.
Richard Higlett: Artist In Residence
As part of the developing APTELAN Artist In Residence Programme at the Elan Reservoir, I have had the opportunity to stay in a cottage near the Pen y Garreg Dam. Being located within the natural fabric of the valley, I was struck by how soon my understanding of time, and how I chose to spend it, changed.
Ever Wondered what the farmer has just said?
The following glossary provides some ins and outs of the strange words you can hear out and about on the Elan Valley Estate:
Let's begin with the birds and the bees; or rather more specifically the tups and the ewes.
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.