Here at Llanerchindda we have teamed up with Allan Trow from Dark Sky Wales to offer a new stargazing package for individual customers and groups staying with us.

As those of you that have stayed with us before will know the sky’s above Llanerchindda really are dark and offer some magnificent star gazing opportunities (weather permitting).

Have you ever wondered what is in the sky’s above us well now is your chance to find out more from Allan and his team at Dark Sky Wales. We can arrange for them to come to site with telescopes and other astronomy equipment to help teach you about what is in the sky’s above us and how to use telescopes & binoculars to make the most of viewing the night sky, they can also teach you some of the tricks of astrophotography if this is what you are interested in.

Dark Sky Wales have put together a number of packages, gifts and experiences for you, your family, friends, colleagues and associates to enjoy. From learning Astro-photography (no kit needed) to one to one star tuition, or even getting the most from your new telescope, they have it covered for all tastes and budgets.

Couples Stargazing Experience – £225.00

Ideal for an intimate evening with a loved one or even for that special occassion! Great for Christmas, Birthdays or Anniversary! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps.

You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both! 

Family Stargazing Experience – £350.00

A unique opportunity for you and your family (max of 5 people) to take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, discover various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula all accompanied by your very own astronomer. Hear the stories of the constellations before using binoculars to navigatate the stars and correctly setting up a telescope. Look through the telescopes then photograph some of the magnificent sights in the night sky.

No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both!

Group Stargazing Experience – £20.00 per person ( minimum 15 people)

Join astronomers from Dark Sky Wales at Llanerchindda. As part of a group you will use a variety of portable telescopes located in the grounds. In case of inclement weather astronomical talks will be provided in a warm room located near by. This will give you the opportunity to view the night sky directly from Llanerchindda and to learn from the Dark Sky Wales team, you will also use advanced telescopes to view the night sky and image celestial objects.

One to One Telescope Tuition – £200.00

Got a telescope, not sure how to set it up correctly or just not feeling confident enough to give to a go, then Dark Sky Wales one to one telescope tuition could be what you need. Astronomers from Dark Sky Wales will show you all the tricks of the trade to get you going.

For more details or too book an experience contact Allan at Dark Sky Wales www.darkskywalestrainingservices.co.uk or e-mail allan.darkskywales@gmail.com