Friday, 15.02.19

Deadwater Valley Trust Sky at Night

The Deadwater Valley Trust are teaming up with the Farnham Astronomical Society to guide you through the wonders of the night sky! Taking place in Hogmoor Inclosure, you’ll get the chance to look through powerful telescopes and learn all about the stars. Suitable for all ages. Hot refreshments will be available on the night. To […]

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Friday, 15.02.19

Stargazing at Bury CE School

Bury CE School are hosting a stargazing evening to celebrate the South Downs Dark Skies Festival. Bignor Roman Villa will be providing historical links to the stars and their relevance to our distant ancestors, Worthing Astronomers will have telescopes ready for observing the night sky in the playground. Hot drinks will be available for a […]

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Saturday, 16.02.19

Open Evening at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

Are you interested in the night sky?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country’s largest telescopes?  Well here is your opportunity!  Come and join us on our open evenings and take a glimpse of what it would have been […]

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Saturday, 16.02.19

Wintertime Stars, Moon and Planets

Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. Come to the Planetarium for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders which are on view during the Winter months.

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Saturday, 16.02.19

Stars On Frosty Winter Nights

Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. Come to the Planetarium for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders which are on view during the Winter months.

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Saturday, 16.02.19

Stargazing South Downs – Midhurst

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 […]

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Sunday, 17.02.19

Seven Wonders of The Solar System

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From the searing surface of our Sun, we head past beautiful blue Earth to the grandest volcanoes and most spectacular canyons in the Solar System, then on to some quite remarkable moons of Jupiter, and finally to the glorious rings of […]

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Monday, 18.02.19

Stars On Frosty Winter Nights

Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. Come to the Planetarium for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders which are on view during the Winter months.

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Monday, 18.02.19

Stargazing South Downs in Petersfield

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 […]

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Tuesday, 19.02.19

All Aboard – A Tour of the Planets

On Spring evenings – if the skies are clear – we can look beyond the veil of stars in our own galaxy, the Milky Way. As we look out into the wider universe we see countless other galaxies, many like our own, but many that are quite different. Come and explore this cosmic ‘zoo’ – […]

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Tuesday, 19.02.19

Star Party on Brighton Seafront

Join us on Brighton Seafront (next to the i360) on Tuesday 19 February for an evening of moongazing with astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex University and Brighton Astro. The event is free but will be weather dependant, so check on the South Downs National Park website or social media to check […]

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Tuesday, 19.02.19 to Friday, 22.02.19

Cosmic Adventure Workshops

As part of our Family Festival at The Spring we will be holding workshops for children and families during half term. Join us for a space adventure, taking place in our theatre but travelling to a galaxy far, far away. We’ll be landing on a new planet and will need your help to make it […]

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Tuesday, 19.02.19

Star Party at Petworth Park

Join us in the Petworth Deer Park on Tuesday 19 February for an evening of moongazing with the astronomer John Mason from the South Downs planetarium. We are running guided walks at 7.30pm and 8.30pm where you can learn more about the moon and hear more about nocturnal wildlife from our Landscape Manager. Take a […]

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Wednesday, 20.02.19

Space Explorers

Find out more about what life is like on the International Space Station by coming along to our Space Explorers day at the Novium Museum. Learn about working in zero gravity, discover where astronauts get their water from and learn about some of the dangers that can be found in space.

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Wednesday, 20.02.19

Distant Worlds: Alien Life

Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets , or ‘exoplanets’: for short. Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets, or ‘exoplanets’: for short. Many of the new […]

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Wednesday, 20.02.19

Wintertime Stars, Moon and Planets

Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. Come to the Planetarium for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders which are on view during the Winter months.

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Wednesday, 20.02.19

Stargazing South Downs in Lewes

Our Stargazing South Downs event comes to Lewes on Wednesday 20 February running from 4.00pm until 8.00pm Indoor planetarium shows Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall Advice on how to set up your telescope Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies Talks: 16.30 Things you should know about the moon – given by Dan […]

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Thursday, 21.02.19

All Aboard – A Tour of the Planets.

On Spring evenings – if the skies are clear – we can look beyond the veil of stars in our own galaxy, the Milky Way. As we look out into the wider universe we see countless other galaxies, many like our own, but many that are quite different. Come and explore this cosmic ‘zoo’ – […]

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Thursday, 21.02.19

Stargazing at Slindon

During the long, dark winter nights the constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the night skies. Join us for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders with astronomers from the South Downs Planetarium and the South Downs National Park. The event is free but will be weather dependant so […]

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Friday, 22.02.19

The Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux – Extended Opening

Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory. Extended opening until 8pm on Friday 22 February with no additional charge to the normal admission fee in support of the South Downs Dark Skies Festival

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Friday, 22.02.19

Stars On Frosty Winter Nights

Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. Come to the Planetarium for a guided tour of some of the celestial wonders which are on view during the Winter months.

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Friday, 22.02.19

Family Astronomy

Join our family friendly astronomy evening. 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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Saturday, 23.02.19

The Star Seekers

Join us for a journey through the stars where you take the steering wheel. Inspired by our childhood wonder of the universe Wardrobe Ensemble have create a unique theatre experience for children; a show that passes on our awe for the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets to the next […]

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Sunday, 24.02.19

The Northern Lights (aurora borealis)

Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle and watch electrified particles from the Sun spiralling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’ Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of the Northern Lights, and how […]

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Sunday, 24.02.19

Little Star

The youngest members of the family are not forgotten in our Family Festival at The Spring, with this star lit show for babies age 6 – 18 months. Join Little Star as she swings from shooting stars, slides down crescent moons and bounces on fluffy clouds. Using puppetry, music and captivating visuals to delight our […]

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Monday, 25.02.19

Introduction to Astronomy

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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Monday, 25.02.19

Star gazing and night hike

Learn about the night sky then hike under the stars up to Beacon Hill. Hot drinks to finish. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dogs welcome. Please book by calling 01730 816638 or email woolbedingcountryside@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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Tuesday, 26.02.19

Star Party at Goodwood tonight

Star Party with astronomers from the South Downs Planetarium and the South Downs National Park Authority, who will guide you around the night sky with their powerful telescopes. This year we are trying a new location at Goodwood at Counters Gate car park – see event location for more information. Weather update Tuesday lunchtime: its […]

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Thursday, 28.02.19

Star Party at Old Winchester Hill – CANCELLED

28/02/2019 11:30 UPDATE : Due to the cloud cover today and the forecast for this evening we have taken the decision to cancel tonight’s star party at Old Winchester Hill. Meet us at Old Winchester Hill (main car park) on Thursday 28 February for a star party with astronomers and telescopes from Hampshire Astronomical Group […]

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Saturday, 02.03.19 to Sunday, 03.03.19

WWT Arundel – Dark Skies Days

Activities include: Make your own pine cone owl decoration – it will be a hoot! – 13:30 – 15:30 Build a bat box – £10 per box – booking essential 10 spaces – 11:30 – 12:30 Dissect an owl pellet – 10 spaces – sign up on the day – 11:00 – 12:00 Night owl […]

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Saturday, 02.03.19

Open Evening at the Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux

Are you interested in the night sky?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country’s largest telescopes?  Well here is your opportunity! Viewing is subject to weather conditions. If you are specifically coming just to look through the telescopes then please check […]

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