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Events and Activities

Stargazing South Downs – Midhurst

08 February 2020

Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities include: Indoor planetarium shows Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall Nocturnal wildlife Outdoor stargazing (if the conditions are right) And more to be announced closer to the time There will […]

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Dark Skies Stargazing Evening

08 February 2020

The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex. If you are using satellite navigation, please do not use the post code, use Wartling Road instead.

Situated in the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, The Observatory Science Centre offers a fantastic dark site for stargazing. Come and look through some of the country’s largest working historic telescopes on our fabulous Stargazing Evening (weather permitting). There will be a planetarium style talk in one of our domes if the weather […]

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Star Party at Brighton i360

09 February 2020

Brighton Seafront beside i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton

Join us on Brighton Seafront (next to the i360) for an evening of stargazing with the opportunity to take part in a special Dark Skies pod flight on the i360 itself as well. Astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex University and Brighton Astro will be setting up their powerful telescopes on the seafront to […]

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Star Party at Old Winchester Hill

11 February 2020

Old Winchester Hill, Droxford Road, Petersfield

Meet us at Old Winchester Hill (main car park)  for a star party with astronomers and telescopes from Hampshire Astronomical Group and the South Downs National Park Authority who will guide you around the cosmos. These events are completely free so just turn up but they will be weather dependent so check the South Downs […]

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Star Party at Goodwood

11 February 2020

Good wood Estate Counters Gate Car Park Goodwood West Sussex

Let astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority and the South Downs Planetarium guide you around the night sky with their powerful telescopes. Drop in between 6.30 and 8.30 to see for yourselves why the South Downs National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve. This event is weather dependent, so check our […]

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From Fire to Ice- A Journey Through the Solar System

12 February 2020

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

From Fire to Ice – A Journey Through the Solar System – Including a look at the springtime night sky We see extremes of temperatures in the solar system from the core of our Sun to the frigid outer reached of the solar system. These temperatures differences shape our little corner of the cosmos; they […]

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From Fire to Ice – A Journey Through the Solar System

12 February 2020

Gilbert White's House Selborne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JH www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

From Fire to Ice – A Journey Through the Solar System – Including a look at the springtime night sky We see extremes of temperatures in the solar system from the core of our Sun to the frigid outer reached of the solar system. These temperatures differences shape our little corner of the cosmos; they […]

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Stargazing South Downs – Steyning

15 February 2020

Church Street, Steyning West Sussex

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities include: Indoor planetarium shows Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall Nocturnal wildlife Outdoor stargazing (if the conditions are right) And more to be announced closer to the time There will […]

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Dark Skies Stargazing Evening

15 February 2020

The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex. If you are using satellite navigation, please do not use the post code, use Wartling Road instead.

The Observatory Science Centre is situated in the grounds of the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Come and enjoy the dark skies and fabulous atmosphere and take the opportunity to look through some of the country’s largest working historic telescopes (weather permitting). If the sky is not clear then there will be a […]

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Stargazing South Downs Petersfield

18 February 2020

Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities include: Indoor planetarium shows Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall Nocturnal wildlife Outdoor stargazing (if the conditions are right) And more to be announced closer to the time There will […]

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