Solarsphere Astronomical and Music Festival – A Niche Festival For All

Sara Dobak

Hi, I’m Sara, founder and writer at Travel Continuum, where I write about my global travel experiences, with a special passion for the stars and sustainability. I believe in the power of education through travel, and here I share the tales and tips that I find interesting and inspiring. I hope that you do too.

continuum /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/: a sequence of elements where the extremes are very different, but each individual stage is barely distinguishable from the next.

Something that keeps going, changing gradually over time…like the seasons.

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14 Responses

  1. Pat Jones says:

    Solarfest has a full program of speakers on various aspects of Astronomy during the day and music throughout the evening in the main concert arena. Activities especially for children also catered for. A good family weekend, I’ll be there with mine.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Thanks for your comment, Pat – I know how hard the organisers work to put this event on, it’s great to hear your positive feedback. I’ll be back again another year soon, I hope – meanwhile, enjoy 2017’s festival with your family. 🙂

  2. Thanks Sara for the wonderful write up, we hope you can make it to Solarsphere again soon! For anyone who is cosmically curious…. do come along, you will have a chilled out time while learning lots of cool stuff!

  3. I love the sound of this cosy festival and you’re right, there is something for everyone. Thank you for remind me of the Perseid meteor shower – if the weather’s good I’ll sit out late into the night in our garden and watch for shooting stars 🙂

  4. I’m not a big fan of crowds, so this sounds like just my type of event. I like the combination of music and science, especially astronomy. Makes perfect sense to me! Did they have food there too?

    • Sara Dobak says:

      There was on-site catering, which I referred to as ‘chips-with-everything’! For greener options and more variety you’d have to bring your own – but that’s no hardship as it is a camping festival after all! 🙂

  5. This does sound fun. I much prefer smaller festivals to the great big ones and the cost is affordable too. Would love to go one year. We’ve just found out about one local to us, a music festival at Langham Brewery that we are going to try to get to.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Good to hear, I’ll remember to ask if you can join me next time I go along! Langham sounds wonderful, I’ll check it out (even though I can’t go!).

  6. Sounds really cool – I find astronomy interesting but i find I cannot retain any of the information I learn about it, because of the deeply unscientific nature of my brain! I really recommend the Dark Skies festival in Jasper, I learned (and promptly forgot!) a lot and I had fun too!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      I totally understand, Jaillan – I also struggle to retain the info. But what you say about the fun in Jasper…that’s the whole point for me, it IS fun. And I say, forget about the science if that’s not your thing – stargazing is as much about connecting with nature and enjoying its beauty – plus it’s sustainable!

  7. Anna Parker says:

    Sounds like the perfect mix of music, science and views for a weekend! And Elan Valley sounds interesting too

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Indeed, these smaller events offer more than people think – I have’t actually been to Elan Valley yet, but it’s high on my list of must-see UK places.

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