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.
If you require anymore information please email us at
Please Do NOT contact Penmaenau Farm for information and
booking, use the Solarsphere email address only.