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Events and Activities

All aboard – a tour of the planets

19 February 2020

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From hot little Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, past cloud-covered Venus, beautiful blue Earth strong and red Mars we head for the outer planets. Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we speed pass giant Jupiter, Saturn […]

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Wild Families – Brillant Birds!

19 February 2020

RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, West Sussex,

We’ll be spending the morning showcasing the brilliant birds that live on our lovely nature reserve. We’ll have a mixture of games and activities to hone our bird spotting and identification skills. Enjoy a warming hot chocolate and then head out onto the nature trail with our spotting sheets and put your skills to the […]

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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 ladnscape. 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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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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Stargazing evening with HantsAstro

21 February 2020

Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Waterlooville, Hampshire

As part of the South Downs National Park ‘Dark Skies at Night’ festival, Butser Ancient Farm are delighted to be hosting an evening of stargazing on Friday 21st February 2020. Doors open at 7.30pm, when visitors can buy hot and cold drinks in our visitor centre, and at 8pm Dave Woods from Hants Astro will […]

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Stargazing

21 February 2020

Hogmoor Inclosure, Bordon. Meeting at the Inclosure car park with a short walk to the telescope locations.

Please join The Deadwater Valley Trust to discover the wonders of the night sky. Two sessions one from 6.30pm and one from 7.30pm meeting at the Hogmoor Inclosure car park GU35 9HL. An informative presentation from Farnham Astronomical Society followed by the opportunity to study the stars. Hot refreshments available to purchase. Booking essential. Price […]

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Stargazing Party!

21 February 2020

RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, West Sussex,

Experience our lovely nature reserve by night at our Stargazing party! As we’re located within the South Downs Dark Skies reserve Pulborough Brooks is a great place to admire the star studded skies and spot constellations and planets. We’ll keep you warmed up with hot chocolate and nibbles and have binoculars and telescopes for you […]

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