Stargazing South Downs in Petersfield

18 February 2019

16:00 to 20:00

Booking

No booking required

Event Cost

Free event

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 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

Location

The Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield

Postcode

GU31 4EA

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name

South Downs National Park Authority

Organiser's Website

http://southdowns.gov.uk

Organiser's Email

darkskiesfestival@southdowns.gov.uk

Organiser's Telephone

01730 819253