Dark-sky field trips …
For many a moon, our Field Trip Coordinator Steve Warbis has been conducting field trips for MaccAstro which take place over selected weekends during the year on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.
The remaining dates for this year are:
- 16th - 18th March 2018 (Friday - Sunday)
- 18th - 20th May 2018 (Friday - Sunday)
- 9th - 13th August 2018 (Thursday - Monday)
- 5th - 7th October 2018 (Friday - Sunday)
- 7th - 9th December 2018 (Friday - Sunday)
Lligwy is described as “a glorious combination of golden sand and deep blue sea” where “the water and the sky merge into a seemingly infinite blue expanse as they stretch off towards the horizon” with the nearby village of Moelfre “one of the prettiest on the island” (Isle of Anglesey County Council). Moelfre is also the site of the Sea Watch Centre. Other places to see include Puffin Island, Maritime Museum, Plas Newydd Country House, RSPB South Stack, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens and Amlwch Copper Kingdom.
Together with good chances of clear unpolluted skies you will enjoy the opportunity to discover more about the heavens, as well as listening to members who have wide ranging interests in fields as diverse as geology and music to keep you entertained and educated when the viewing conditions are not too propitious.
On Anglesey you will have the company of 700 red squirrels, be able to see 143 scheduled monuments, view ancient burial chambers and hill forts, and learn about 1,800 million years of geological history. Part of the fun is in the wide-ranging conversations about the world, ourselves and the universe…
…not to mention the stars and planets….