Stargazing South Downs – Midhurst

16 February 2019

16:00 to 20:00

Booking

No booking required apart from astrophotography session

Event Cost

free

Details

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

Location

Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst

Postcode

GU29 9DT

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name

South Downs National Park Authority

Organiser's Website

http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/stargazingontour

Organiser's Email

darkskiesfestival@southdowns.gov.uk

Organiser's Telephone

01730 819253