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South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2022

South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2022

11 February 2022 to 27 February 2022

10.00 to 22.00

A celebration over two weeks to explore the dark skies of the South Downs and the nocturnal wildlife that lives there.

This year we have a wonderful mix of inspiring online content and some in person outdoor events.

  • Explore each of our 10 Dark Sky Discovery
    Sites through our helpful short films before visiting them
  • Take a live online tour of the winter night sky
  • Discover recent findings in astronomy and space exploration
  • Facebook Live – join a moon-gazing and astrophotography session
  • Find out about nocturnal wildlife and learn how to build your own bat box
  • Walk the Solar System and discover each of the planets along the way
  • Join a star party on Brighton seafront and at Goodwood Counters Gate
  • See prize-winning night time photography
  • Download craft activities and colouring sheets

Check out the full list of events taking place.


Start: 11 February 2022
End: 27 February 2022

Location Details

Location South Downs National Park

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name South Downs National Park Authority
Organiser's Website https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/dark-night-skies/dark-skies-festival/

" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "