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Walk the Planets at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Walk the Planets at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

22 February 2022

18.00 to 20.00

Part of the South Downs 2022 Dark Skies Festival

Free event suitable for all ages.

Take a self-guided night-time trail starting from the Visitor Centre at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Meet each planet and the Sun in turn at the scale they occur for real in our universe.

It won’t take you long to come across Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and even Jupiter, but then you’ll be stretching your legs to reach Saturn and finally Neptune approximately 1 km (half a mile) from your starting point.

If the night is clear you’ll be rewarded by a chance to view the universe with experts with telescopes set up at the furthermost point of your walk before retracing your steps back to the sun.

Please wear warm outdoor clothing, stout boots and bring a small torch to light the way between planets.


Start: 22 February 2022
End: 22 February 2022
Booking: Not required
Admission: FREE

Location Details

Location Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean 
Postcode PO8 0QE

Organiser Details

" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "