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Events and Activities

Star Party on Brighton Seafront

19 February 2019

Join us on Brighton Seafront (next to the i360) on Tuesday 19 February for an evening of moongazing with astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex University and Brighton Astro. The event is free but will be weather dependant, so check on the South Downs National Park website or social media to check […]

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Star Party at Petworth Park

19 February 2019

Join us in the Petworth Deer Park on Tuesday 19 February for an evening of moongazing with the astronomer John Mason from the South Downs planetarium. We are running guided walks at 7.30pm and 8.30pm where you can learn more about the moon and hear more about nocturnal wildlife from our Landscape Manager. Take a […]

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Space Explorers

20 February 2019

Find out more about what life is like on the International Space Station by coming along to our Space Explorers day at the Novium Museum. 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.

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Distant Worlds: Alien Life

20 February 2019

Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets , or ‘exoplanets’: for short. Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets, or ‘exoplanets’: for short. Many of the new […]

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Wintertime Stars, Moon and Planets

20 February 2019

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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Stargazing South Downs in Lewes

20 February 2019

Our Stargazing South Downs comes to Lewes on Wednesday 20 February. Watch an indoor planetarium show, listen to talks on the moon, the stars and nocturnal wildlife, colour in our giant dark skies mural, take an astronaut selfie, take part in some science experiments and, if the night is clear enough, go outside and explore the moon […]

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All Aboard – A Tour of the Planets.

21 February 2019

On Spring evenings – if the skies are clear – we can look beyond the veil of stars in our own galaxy, the Milky Way. As we look out into the wider universe we see countless other galaxies, many like our own, but many that are quite different. Come and explore this cosmic ‘zoo’ – […]

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Stargazing at Slindon

21 February 2019

During the long, dark winter nights the constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the night skies. Join us for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders with astronomers from the South Downs Planetarium and the South Downs National Park. The event is free but will be weather dependant so […]

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Dark Skies Festival Shadow Puppet Workshop for Adults

21 February 2019

Enjoy creating in this secret location and be inspired by the night sky. We’ll be making shadow puppets using re-cycled and found/natural materials.We’ll finish with a preformance by Shadow Cabinet Puppeteers and a chance for you to try out your shadow creation using our screen.No previous experience needed. Bring a bottle and nibbles to share […]

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Stars On Frosty Winter Nights

22 February 2019

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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