Astronomy And Landscape Photography Experience

by Dark Sky Wales


  • Enjoy the Amazing Dark Skies of the Gower with Dark Sky Wales and learn the basics of Landscape Photography from award winning photographer Drew Buckley!

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    Dates Ausust 7th - 9th, 2018

    Astronomy Experience

    Dark Sky Wales are proud to present two days of astronomical tuition and observation set in the wonderful dark skies of Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula. The workshop is aimed at all levels of experience with the aim of getting you more accustomed to astronomy, the night sky and taking your own images.

    Stunning scenery and sandy beaches close by. Rhossili is famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches and voted the best beach in the UK and is a favourite destination for walkers, surfers and water sport enthusiasts.

    Around the headland you will find Mewslade and Worms Head – just some of the hidden jewels of the Gower Peninsula.


    There are two dormitories sleeping up to 16. Tŷ Rhossili has 3 shower rooms, a large multi-activity room, a drying room, a kitchen for the use of residents and use of IT equipment, including broadband internet access.

    Facilities include:

    Situated right at the foot of Rhossili Downs

    Large South facing garden

    External patio and BBQ

    Incredible views over the coastline

    Sleeps up to 16

    Smart TVs

    Conferencing facilities


    Wifi/drying room/outside shower

    Comfortable interior


    All bedding provided

    All cooking equipment and utensils provided

    All waste bags and bins provided

    Secured, alarmed facilities


    Day 1

    4.00pm Arrive at the Gower Outdoor Activity Centre near Rhossili.

    6.00pm Introductory Lecture - The basics of Astronomy

    7.00pm Break

    7.30pm Equipment - Introduction to astronomical equipment.

    9.00pm Break

    10.00pm Astronomical Observation and Astrophotography (weather permitting)

    2.30am Finish for the night

    Day 2

    10.00am Landscape Photography with Award Wining photographer Drew Buckley

    4.00pm Break

    6.00pm Lecture - What’s in the night sky?

    7.00pm Break

    7.30pm Astrophotography - Landscape and deep sky imaging.

    9.00pm Break

    10.00pm Astronomical Observation and Astrophotography (weather permitting)

    2.30am Finish for the night

    Day 3

    10.00am Leave the Gower Outdoor Activity Centre

    Landscape Photography

    Award Winning Photographer Drew Buckley will provide a days tuition on the Gower Peninsula. The workshop is aimed at all levels of photographic experience and is aimed to get you more accustomed and comfortable with your camera, teaching you how to improve your landscape photography skills in some lovely locations. This workshop is suitable for most levels of fitness as there is only a short distance of walking involved over good pathways from the car park. Some pathways can be unstable/slippy, use of steps down to some beaches plus sand.


    Exit the M4 at Junction 42. Take the A483 to the centre of Swansea and then follow the A4067 to Gower and Mumbles. Approximately 2 miles outside Swansea, turn right onto the B4436 signposted Bishopston. After 4 miles turn right after Kittle and turn left on the A418 at the next junction. Continue on the A4118 until you reach Scurlage. Turn right on to the B4247 sign posted Rhossili. Follow this to Middleton approx 2 – 3 miles. Turn right sign posted ‘Residential Centre’. Tŷ Rhossili is 1/2 mile on the right up the lane over the cattle grid.



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