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September '19 Schedule


All workshops, talks & quizzes are included in your admission, but please note that this programme is provisional so events and times may change. Please check back before attending

En route to Cwmdu, you can listen to the Awesome Astronomy special podcast extra just for AstroCampers! Just look for ‘Awesome Astronomy’ on iTunes or go to awesomeastronomy.com

Saturday 21st September

13:00 Arrive at campsite, pitch up & set up

15:00 Meet & Greet. Come to the gazebo on The Common to meet new friends, share stories & a drink or two

16:00 John's collimation tutorial on The Common. Learn how to keep those mirrors on your scope perfectly aligned for the best observing experience

21:00 Paul’s starhopping & navigating tutorial on The Common. Learn how to find your way around the sky and pick out a few treats in the cosmos.

Sunday 22nd September

10:00 Solar SUN-day - solar observing in white light and hydrogen alpha on The Common

The Sunday afternoon talks and quizzes are held at our pop-up pub 'The Sprial Arms' at Cwmdu Village Hall. All talks and quizzes are included in your admission price.

14:00 The Spiral Arms Astronomy Quiz - where the big prizes are!

15:30 "If you can't be good, be Apollo" by Gavin Price. Self taught Mercury, Gemini and Apollo enthusiast, Gavin is passionate about learning as much as he can about early American space history. He is a dedicated capsule hunter, and will be completing his bucket list next year of visiting all 31 crewed Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. He lives near the dark skies of the Brecon Beacons, and is obsessed with buying and reading every book on spaceflight he can find.

16:30 Champions of the Universe Quiz (the difficult quiz in which you're playing for beer!)

Monday 23rd September

14:00 High Tea on 'The Common'. Bring food, drinks, chairs & tables if you have them, for this social gathering that proves so popular each year 

Tuesday 24th September

12:00 Leave campsite & book for Spring 2020!

The Common (in the middle of the campsite) is the area we’ve created for socialising and observing together.
There’s always lots gathered here to share eyepiece views and learn new astronomy tricks from others.
Join us in the AstroCamp family at the Common!