Stargazing South Downs
10 February 2018
4.00pm to 9.00pm
No booking required
The South Downs Dark Skies Festival’s free flagship event, Stargazing South Downs, will include indoor talks and activities, a chance to meet some of the wildlife that loves the night, discover the secrets of taking stunning dark-sky photography, as well as stargazing.
- stargaze with the Hampshire Astronomical Group and the South Downs Planetarium.
- talks on nocturnal wildlife, stargazing and more;
- enjoy virtual skies in the indoor planetarium show;
- meet live bats with the Sussex Wildlife Trust;
- astrophotography sessions (suggested donation £3 – booking essential);
- activities from Novium Museum’s Tim Peake exhibition;
- learn about barn owls and dissect an owl pellet;
- explore the surface of the moon and discover its secrets;
- Plus fun family activities and things to make.
Hot food and drinks will be available to buy.
5.15 – 5.45 Find out which animal come out once you are in bed – family friendly talk on Nocturnal Wildlife by Michael Blencowe of the Sussex Wildlife Trust
6.00 – 6.40 Dark Skies Dan of the South Downs National Park Authority on the importance of Dark Night Skies and what to look for
6.45 – 7.15 Dave Woods form Hants Astro – Easy Astro-Imaging using the Dark Sky Reserve
7.30 – 8.00 Nocturnal Wildlife by Michal Blencowe of the Sussex Wildlife Trust
Midhurst Rother College, Midhurst, West Sussex
South Downs National Park Authority