South Downs Night Sky Events: Friday 9 February – Sunday 25 February Two weeks of fun with parties, talks and family activities taking place across the South Downs National Park to celebrating the wonderful dark night skies.
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Stargazing South Downs

Stargazing South Downs

Take advantage of this free Stargazing South Downs event, within walking distance of Rosebud Holiday Cottage in Steyning

South Downs Night Sky Events: Friday 9 February – Sunday 25 February Two weeks of fun with parties, talks and family activities taking place across the South Downs National Park to celebrating the wonderful dark night skies.

When

Each year in February

Booking

No booking required

Event Cost

Free event

Stargazing South Downs Details

Activities can include:

  • Indoor planetarium shows
  • Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies
  • Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall
  • Nocturnal wildlife
  • Outdoor stargazing (if the conditions are right)

The South Downs National Park is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the sight of constellations, planets and distant galaxies. It was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2016.

Chichester Planetarium

To learn more about the night sky, you could visit the Planetarium in Chichester.

South Downs Planetarium 100 seater auditorium provides an opportunity to view 4,500 stars, planets, Sun and Moon, which are projected onto a 10.8 metre dome.

An astronomer will be there and provide you with an expert commentary.

Relax and explore the past, present and future of the universe and the magic of the night sky, in warmth & comfort!

  • Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Duration about 70 minutes

Find out more on the Planetarium website

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