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Star Party at Brighton i360 – update

Star Party at Brighton i360 – update

23 February 2020

18.30 to 20.30


*** LATEST UPDATE  23/02/2020 12:03pm : Due to adverse weather conditions forecast, there will be no telescopes at the event at the i360 in Brighton tonight.

NOTE: the i360 trips will continue as planned and anyone with existing tickets for pod flights from the two previous weather affected dates, please be reassured that tickets are still valid, so please bring with you. ***

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 give everyone the experience of looking at our night sky. This part of the event is free but will be weather dependent, so check on the South Downs National Park website or social media to check that the sky is clear enough before  setting out.

But to make the evening even more special there is also an opportunity to take a 45 minute stargazing pod flight on the i360 itself, accompanied by Dark Skies Ranger, Dan Oakley.  Booking for this extra part of the event is essential, and prices and booking information can be found on the i360 events page. The pod flight will take place no matter what the weather!

West Beach Bar and Kitchen will be open where you can grab a bite to eat and warm up with a hot drink, whilst enjoying a Dark Skies VR experience, giant space colouring wall and games for the whole family to enjoy.

Details

Start: 23 February 2020
End: 23 February 2020
Booking: No booking required for straight stargazing, but booking essential for pod flight
Admission: Free for straight stargazing, but see prices on i360 website for pod flight

Location Details

Location Brighton Seafront beside i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton
Postcode BN1 2LN

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name South Downs National Park Authority in partnership with BA i360
Organiser's Website www.southdowns.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival
Organiser's Email darkskiesfestival@southdowns.gov.uk
Organiser's Telephone 01730 819253

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