Friday, 09.02.18

Hampshire Astronomical Group Public Talk

A 3 year journey to asteroid Bennu followed by 5 secs of terror. A talk by John Maclean FRAS John Maclean is an experienced Science Communicator in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics and is an award winning Astrophotographer. John has recently been appointed as Ambassador for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission and is […]

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Friday, 09.02.18 to Monday, 19.02.18

Winchester Science Centre Planetarium Shows

Full  programme of planetarium shows running daily from Friday 9 February until Monday 19 February.

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Saturday, 10.02.18

Stargazing South Downs

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. Outdoors stargaze with the Hampshire Astronomical Group and the South Downs Planetarium. Indoors talks […]

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Saturday, 10.02.18

Astrophotography ‘How to’ sessions

As part of the ‘Stargazing South Downs’ event Graham Bryant of Hampshire Astronomical Group will be running sessions on how to go about photographing the stars. There will be two identical classroom based sessions lasting an hour each, followed by a practical outdoor session for anyone who has attended either of the two indoor sessions. […]

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Sunday, 11.02.18 to Sunday, 18.02.18

South Downs Planetarium Shows

Sun, February 11th 3.30 pm The Northern Lights Mon, February 12th 3.30 pm Stars on Frosty Winter Nights. Tues, February 13th 11.30 am One Small Step for Major Tim, A Giant Leap Towards Mars Wed, February 14th 3.30 pm Distant Worlds: Alien Life. Thurs, February 15th 3.30 pm All Aboard – A Tour of the […]

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Tuesday, 13.02.18

Stargazing at Slindon College

Explore the night sky with experts from the South Downs Planetarium and their powerful telescopes

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Thursday, 15.02.18 to Saturday, 17.02.18

CANCELLED – Cycle the Solar System in the South Downs

We are very sorry that we have had to cancel this event, unfortunately we have had too few bookings to make it possible to run. Huge apologies to those who have booked tickets, we are organising your full refunds now. We hope you’ll be able to come along to one of the other great events […]

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Thursday, 15.02.18

Stargazing at Old Winchester Hill

This event is now fully booked, please only turn up if you have booked your place. Join our astronomy experts and their powerful telescopes to explore the dark night skies of Old Winchester Hill by kind permission of Natural England.

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Friday, 16.02.18

Stargazing Evening at Butser Ancient Farm

As part of the South Downs National Park ‘Dark Skies at Night’ festival, Butser Ancient Farm are delighted to be hosting an evening of stargazing on Friday 16th February. Doors open at 7.30pm, when visitors can buy hot and cold drinks in our visitor centre, and at 8pm Dave Woods from Hants Astro will give […]

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Friday, 16.02.18

Early Evening Stargazing at the Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux

The Centre will open as normal at 10am but on this day we are staying open until 8pm to hopefully look at the stars and view interesting night sky objects through some of the country’s largest telescopes (weather permitting).

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Saturday, 17.02.18

Open Evening at the Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux

The Centre will re-open at 6.30pm to hopefully look at the stars and view interesting night sky objects through some of the country’s largest telescopes (weather permitting). If you have visited during the day on the 17/02/2018 then there is a special offer admission of just £5 per person if you present your receipt. There […]

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Saturday, 17.02.18

Dark Skies at Amberley Museum

Activities and crafts throughout the day Please note: The stargazing previously advertised has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Monday, 19.02.18

Night Hike and Stargazing at Harting Down

Join us for a night walk up to Beacon Hill following the South Downs Way. Hot drinks to finish.  Bring binoculars if you have them.

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Tuesday, 20.02.18

Stargazing at Devil’s Dyke

Join our astronomy experts and their powerful telescopes to explore the dark night skies at Devil’s Dyke, by kind permission of the National Trust, drop in any time between 6.00pm and 9.00pm The events is free but booking is advisable so we can let you know if the night is too cloudy to see the […]

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Wednesday, 21.02.18

Introductory Astronomy Session

We invite people to explore the night sky with this introductory astronomy night, including a short topical talk on astronomy and an exploration of the night sky lead by Graham Bryant from the Hampshire Astronomical Group showing you highlights to look out for in your local skies.

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Thursday, 22.02.18

Night Sky over Whitehill and Bordon

Short introductory talk from Farnham Astronomical Society followed by an opportunity for everyone to look through their telescopes, guided by the experts. If you have your own telescope please bring it along. Hot drinks available to buy

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Thursday, 22.02.18

Family Space Explorers at Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

Join our family friendly astronomy taster session in three parts: travel through space in a giant inflatable dome with Bob Mizon learn about Meteors with our education team and explore night skies above Selborne with Graham Bryant from the Hampshire Astronomical Group.  

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Thursday, 22.02.18

Stargazing at Goodwood

Join our experts and their powerful telescopes who will guide you around the night skies

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Saturday, 24.02.18

Talk and Stargazing at the Redoubt Fortress Eastbourne

The Eastbourne Astronomical Society will provide a family friendly tour of the night sky, suitable for all,  at this wonderful venue  with its impressive panoramic dark sky views across the coast.  Members of the society will point out the constellations, features on the moon and some of the planets using both their own and society’s telescopes. If you […]

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Saturday, 24.02.18

The Centurion Way after dark

Join the Friends of Centurion Way to experience the night sky as seen from the Centurion Way multi-user path in Chichester. To find out more visit the Friends of Centurion Way website

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Friday, 16.03.18

Stargazing Party!

Experience our lovely nature reserve by night at our Stargazing party! As we’re located within the South Downs Dark Skies reserve Pulborough Brooks is a great place to admire the star studded skies and spot constellations and planets. We’ll keep you warmed up with hot chocolate and nibbles and have binoculars and telescopes for you […]

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