Friday 11th August to Monday 14th August 2017

Penmaenau Farm Builth Well Powys Wales LD2 3RD

Solarsphere 2017

What is Solarsphere:
Solarsphere is a small, family friendly festival that encompasses both Astronomy and Music in one event. Held on a farm in Builth Wells Mid Wales, Solarsphere is a popular camping weekend with great facilities.
The aim is to informally educate beginners and the more experienced amateurs alike with talks to suit all which are delivered by eminent astronomers/scientists.
In addition, there will be plenty of workshops and live music to enjoy, not to mention the planetarium, solar and dark sky observing (weather permitting) and the SciFi/Music fancy dress party on the Friday night!

For the Astronomers:
There is an astronomers camping area called the "Red Torch" Field" where experienced and newcomers alike can camp who have brought astronomical equipment with them. This is a dark sky field and has a great south looking aspect.

For The Novice:
As discussed above there will be talks & workshops for the novice plus expert guidance if skies are clear by astronomers that will conduct sessions into the Red Torch Field where they will guide the novice through the night sky and introduce them to astronomy.

What to Expect:
All camping is free (see site information) and all events are held indoors including the food outlets. This will not encroach on the night sky observing in the form of light pollution. All talks and music events do not overlap giving everyone the opportunity to see everything. All is inclusive in the price of 45 except the planetarium which will charge a small fee.

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Please Do NOT contact Penmaenau Farm for information and booking, use the Solarsphere email address only.


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