Friday 11th August to Monday 14th August 2017

Penmaenau Farm Builth Well Powys Wales LD2 3RD

Solarsphere 2017

Held at Penmaenau Farm Builth Wells Wales, this will be the third Solarsphere since it's inception back in August 2015 and we are please to say that the two previous events were a success. As a team we endeavour to improve and build on each event to deliver you a very entertaining, enjoyable and informative few days.

What is Solarsphere:
Solarsphere is a festival that encompasses both Astronomy & Music into one event, the aim is to introduce people both old and young to the science of astronomy. This done by providing talks by many eminent astronomers & scientists, workshops for children in the scientific & arts field, many other workshops and stalls with a general festival feel with a backdrop of music supplied by some well known and up and coming artists.

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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