Stargazing South Downs – Midhurst

16 February 2019

16:00 to 20:00


No booking required apart from astrophotography session

Event Cost



Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing at this free family event. Activities include:

    • Indoor planetarium shows
    • Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies
    • Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall
    • Talks on the moon, the stars and nocturnal wildlife:
      • 16:30 Things you should know about the moon – given by Dan Oakley, Dark Skies Ranger for the South Downs National Park
      • 17:30 Bats – Superheroes of the night – given by Nik Knight of the Sussex and Hampshire Bat Groups
      • 18:30 The night sky in wintertime – given by Dr John Mason of South Downs Planetarium
    • Astrophotography – how to photograph the night sky – with Graham Bryant of Hampshire Astronomical Group 17.00 -18.00 places limited so please book here. Cost – £5.00 on the door.
    • Advice on how to set up your telescope
    • Science experiments
    • Barn owls and bat
    • Astronaut selfie stands
    • Outdoor ‘moongazing’ if the night is clear
    • Free ‘Stargazing South Downs’ booklets to take home
    • Soup and hotdogs for sale

Location Details


Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst


GU29 9DT

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name

South Downs National Park Authority

Organiser's Website

Organiser's Email

Organiser's Telephone

01730 819253