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Read our tips on staying safe as you enjoy the South Downs National Park.

Beginner’s guide to stargazing

Beginner’s guide to stargazing

Here are some top tips to help you make the most of stargazing in the South Downs:

  • Check the phase of the moon to plan your trip – stargazing is best before a full moon
  • Take a blanket or mat to lie on
  • Wrap up warm
  • Take some snacks and a hot drink
  • Take a compass or use the one on your smart phone
  • Download a star gazing app to help you identify constellations and stars
  • Allow time for your eyes to adjust – this takes around 20 minutes so turn off any lights, torches and put your mobile phone away

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