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Events and Activities

Half Term Snowdrop Stroll Northchapel 5 miles

19 February 2020

Northchapel Village Hall CP

Join the Friends of the South Downs on a short circular stroll around Northchapel and through a snowdrop wood to enjoy meeting new friends and photo opportunties for our 2020 South Downs Photo Competition

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Love Birds: Make a Bird Nesting String

19 February 2020

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

Give a little help to our feathered friends this Spring by weaving a string of natural nesting materials to hang in your garden. Learn about where native species like to nest as well as finding out the unusual and surprising nesting habits of birds around the world.

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Love Birds: Make a Bird Nesting String

19 February 2020

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

Give a little help to our feathered friends this Spring by weaving a string of natural nesting materials to hang in your garden. Learn about where native species like to nest as well as finding out the unusual and surprising nesting habits of birds around the world.

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Stars on Frosty Winter Nights

20 February 2020

Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. Come to the Planetarium for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders which are on view during the Winter months.

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The Northern Lights

20 February 2020

Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle and watch electrified particles from the Sun spiralling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’ Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of the Northern Lights, and how […]

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Lord’s Piece Pootle

20 February 2020

Lord's Piece, Coates Lane, Sutton, Chichester

A gentle circular walk -or pootle! Led by  National Park ranger. We will stop to observe wildlife and absorb the views of the open heaths and rolling down land landscape. Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome. Suitable for pushchairs (kissing gate at start to get onto site) and off road trampers, but not wheelchairs. […]

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Space Explorers

20 February 2020

The Novium Museum Tower Street Chichester West Sussex

Find out more about what life is like on the International Space Station by coming along to our Space Explorers day this February half term! Learn about working in zero gravity, discover where astronauts get their water from and learn about some of the dangers that can be found in space. Suitable for ages 5 […]

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Love Birds: Eggs & Nests

20 February 2020

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

Look at real bird’s nests and find out about the different nesting habits of our native birds. Can you match the birds to their nests? Learn to identify different eggs and find out what you can do to help our birds this Spring. Free with museum admission.

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Stargazing South Downs Lewes

20 February 2020

Lewes Town Hall, High Street, Lewes

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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Petworth Dark Skies

20 February 2020 to 23 February 2020

Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex

Join us at Petworth for this exciting weekend days of activities in celebration of the night sky as part of our Skyscape exhibition season. Book for the day and experience a raft of drop-in workshops, activities and encounters including Brighton’s beloved Samesky for luminous lantern decorating, torch processions and singing sessions though the parklands and […]

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