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I am pleased to announce that the South Wales Group (SWG) have arranged our fourth Star Party again at the superb Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park. Sited in the Brecon Beacons National Park and Dark Sky Reserve, this location offers some truly dark skies which are excellent for observing and imaging. The main nights will be Thurs 15th, Fri 16th and Saturday 17th October 2015. The New Moon is on 13th October. The Oaks has been reserved from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th inclusive. Anyone wanting additional nights outside these dates will have to let me know. 

Pitches and hard standings (about 25) have been reserved for us in the Oaks area. All pitches have EHU and have the least obstructed views of the night sky. If bookings exceed the pitches on the Oaks, there is the Meadows area that can be used for tents only and has no EHU. This area also offers excellent views.  The Meadows cannot be booked until the Oaks have been filled. This will avoid unfilled pitches on the Oaks being used by the public during the event.

Bookings this year will be made directly through me. This will avoid any difficulties contacting the camp site wardens or any confusion between their booking list and ours. Payments for your pitch can be paid on arrival at the Pencelli Castle.  Please Do Not Contact The Caravan Park for Bookings, They Will Not Have Our Pitch Allocations.

When booking please PM me your SGL name and real name for our records/planning. Your real name will be forwarded to the campsite for their registration/booking. Also your preferred pitch if you have one. Pitch allocations will be posted on the forum in your SGL name as they come in.

At present these are the pitches that have already been booked.

Mr Fibble...11








If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me either email or PM.

We hope you can make it to the South Wales Group Fourth Star Party and look forward to seeing you.  

Pencelli Castle Information.pdf

Site Plan.pdf

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Damned inconsiderate these satellites Ended up being an all nighter & I went to bed at around 6:00am so feeling a bit rough today but it were worth it, Jupiter & Venus looked stunning at a

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All packed & ready for the off tomorrow!!

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Whey hey!!! looking forward to this but you'll know I'll be there early Tony so I'll be heading down on Saturday 10th if that's ok?

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Well you know me Tony I like to make the most of the dark skies especially with the hours I'm working lately lol. :evil: Already looking forward to the event so roll on October :grin:

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Hi Tony,

Nice one on a fourth star party :)

It goes without saying that we're fine with you organising this on the SGL boards - so please carry on as you are. But I do need to point out that this is not being organised by SGL, SGL isn't involved in anyway and our Public Liability Insurance won't cover this event.

Its a shame it's so far away for me, it would be good to come over and meet a few of your guys.

Hope you get good weather :)



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Hi Ant

Thanks for the reminder, I should have included the non-involvement of SGL at the top of the thread.

Yes it's a pity you are so far away, I'm sure you would have enjoyed the Brecon Beacons and it's dark skies. :smiley:



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Just an update to the SWG Star Party 2015.  These are the latest names, dates and pitch I have so far.  

Some I know are incorrect, I have had to add numbers of nights to those I have not had replies from yet, but I sure they are attending.

This list has been given to the Pencelli Camping site just for them to have some idea of the bookings. I will give them final numbers nearer the date. 

If any of these listings are wrong, please let me know as soon as possible ( post here or PM ) so I can amend.


                         Pitch             Nights

Mr Fibble...        11                Wed - Sat

Redross...           7                 Thur - Sat

Freff...               12                 Tue - Sat

Lennylovit...       25                 Thur - Sat

Garethmob...     4                   Thurs - Sat

Tich...                29                 Sat - Sat

L8-Nite...             6                  Sun - Tue

KevUU...            10                 Tue - Sat

AstroJoe...           9                 Fri - Sat

MickD...               8                 Thurs - Sat

bobxuk...           15                 Thurs - Sat

easwing...          26                 Thurs - Sat

faulksey...          27                  Thurs - Sat   

swampthing...     28                  Thurs - Sat

kennyK...           14                  Thurs - Sat

moonwatcher...   7                  Thurs - Sat

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