Join us for a free evening of stargazing, warming food and a planetarium experience at Llyn Gwynant Barns.

Open to all ages, from budding astronomers to those who simply appreciate the curious magic of a starry sky, Llyn Gwynant Barns is hosting an astronomy evening with Dark Sky Wales.

The event takes places on Wednesday 26th April, starting at 6:30pm and is free for a maximum of 40 guests.

Come along and enjoy a planetarium experience, learn about the stories behind the constellations and have a go at spotting a few astronomical sights yourself with the guidance of Dark Sky Wales’ expert astronomers.

The Snowdonia National Park is one of only 11 sites in the world with the International Dark Sky Reserve status. This means it is recognized as one earth’s best locations for seeing the wonders of the night sky. We hope that this event will help to increase participation and appreciation for stargazing in Snowdonia thanks to the precious Dark Sky Reserve status that the National Park holds.

Evening Itinerary:

6:30pm – 7:00pm
Guests arrive

7:00pm – 8:00pm
Planetarium experience

8:00pm – 9:00pm
Food from Blas yr Allt

9:00pm – 10:30pm
Stargazing in the Llyn Gwynant Barns fields (weather permitting) 
or a talk hosted by Dark Sky Wales.

The evening will begin with an indoor planetarium experience together with a talk by a Dark Sky Wales astronomer.

As well as this there will be hot food available from Blas yr Allt and, weather permitting, a chance to head outside to observe some astronomical features of the night sky alongside the knowledgeable guidance of Dark Sky Wales astronomers.

Guests our welcome to use our equipment, or bring your own binoculars and the Dark Sky Wales astronomers can show you the best techniques to tune them up for your sight.

Please note that there are only 40 spaces available for this event.

If you would like to attend this free stargazing event then please register to secure you space online using Eventbrite: Register here