AM Goes Stargazing at Tintern

LOCAL Assembly Member Nick Ramsay spent last Friday evening at a stargazing event held at Tintern Abbey organised by Cadw in association with Dark Sky Wales.

The event proved to be very popular with a good attendance. After supper, Allan Trow from Dark Skies gave a talk inside the planetarium which was very interesting for novices and experienced astronomers alike. A similar event was held at Beaumaris castle on Saturday evening.

Speaking today Nick said:

“I’m certainly inspired by the fantastic Dark Sky team to check out the night sky more regularly. We should certainly be encouraging greater awareness in schools too; as we are very lucky to have the Brecon Beacons right on our doorstep in Monmouthshire as it became the world’s fifth International Dark Sky Reserve in 2013.

“We couldn’t be better placed to spend time stargazing locally.

“This morning I also attended a meeting of the Dark Skies Reserve Board which was held at Abergavenny Town Hall. This proved to be another informative event that I have been very keen to support from the outset.”

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