Stargazing South Downs in Petersfield

18 February 2019

16:00 to 20:00


No booking required

Event Cost

Free event


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 The private life of owls – given by Kim Boog of the Barn Owl Project Hampshire
      • 18:30 The night sky in wintertime – Dr John Mason of South Downs Planetarium
      • 19.15 Bats – How do they do that? – Steve Page of Hampshire Bat group
    • Advice on how to set up your telescope
    • Science experiments
    • Barn owls and bats
    • 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


The Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield


GU31 4EA

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name

South Downs National Park Authority

Organiser's Website

Organiser's Email

Organiser's Telephone

01730 819253