Friday, 07.02.20

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, 08.02.20

Stargazing South Downs Midhurst – 8 February 2020

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities 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) Talks on the night sky and the existence of the planet […]

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Saturday, 08.02.20

Dark Skies Stargazing Evening

Situated in the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, The Observatory Science Centre offers a fantastic dark site for stargazing. Come and look through some of the country’s largest working historic telescopes on our fabulous Stargazing Evening (weather permitting). There will be a planetarium style talk in one of our domes if the weather […]

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Sunday, 09.02.20

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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Tuesday, 11.02.20

Star Party at Old Winchester Hill – TONIGHT

Meet us at Old Winchester Hill (main car park)  for a star party with astronomers and telescopes from Hampshire Astronomical Group and the South Downs National Park Authority who will guide you around the cosmos. These events are completely free so just turn up but they will be weather dependent so check the South Downs […]

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Wednesday, 12.02.20

From Fire to Ice – A Journey Through the Solar System

From Fire to Ice – A Journey Through the Solar System – Including a look at the springtime night sky We see extremes of temperatures in the solar system from the core of our Sun to the frigid outer reached of the solar system. These temperatures differences shape our little corner of the cosmos; they […]

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Thursday, 13.02.20

Star Party at Goodwood

*** The weather looks good for star gazing this evening. We will see you there! *** Let astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority and the South Downs Planetarium guide you around the night sky with their powerful telescopes. Drop in between 6.30 and 8.30 to see for yourselves why the South Downs National Park […]

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Friday, 14.02.20

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, 15.02.20

Stargazing South Downs – Steyning

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities include: Indoor planetarium shows Virtual Reality Experience of our dark night skies Talks on dark skies of the South Downs and the existence of Planet X Giant ‘sky at night’ colouring wall Nocturnal wildlife Outdoor stargazing (if the […]

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Saturday, 15.02.20

Dark Skies Stargazing Evening

The Observatory Science Centre is situated in the grounds of the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Come and enjoy the dark skies and fabulous atmosphere and take the opportunity to look through some of the country’s largest working historic telescopes (weather permitting). If the sky is not clear then there will be a […]

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Sunday, 16.02.20

POSTPONED – Star Party at Brighton i360

*** Sadly, due to the impending storm ‘Dennis’, we have had to postpone our outdoor star party on Brighton Seafront again until next Sunday 23 February 6.30 – 8.30pm The i360 pod flight is also being postponed until then, so that everyone having this experience will hopefully also be able to stargaze outside afterwards as […]

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Sunday, 16.02.20

The Moon Landing Experience

This show will feature brand new ‘Full Dome Immersive Video’ sequences and breathtaking images. The Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the lunar surface in their lunar module ‘Eagle’ on July 20, 1969. They were the first of only 12 people to stand on the lunar surface – so far. […]

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Monday, 17.02.20

All aboard a tour of the planets

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From hot little Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, past cloud-covered Venus, beautiful blue Earth strong and red Mars we head for the outer planets. Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we speed pass giant Jupiter, Saturn […]

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Monday, 17.02.20

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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Tuesday, 18.02.20

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. Many of the new planets found to date are giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System. But astronomers are now beginning to find much smaller […]

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Tuesday, 18.02.20

Space Craft at The Novium Museum

Come and make your own star gazing telescope at the Novium Museum this half term! This event is run as part of the South Downs Dark Skies Festival.

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Tuesday, 18.02.20

TONIGHT – Stargazing South Downs @ Petersfield Festival Hall

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities 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) And more to be announced closer to the time There will […]

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Wednesday, 19.02.20

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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Wednesday, 19.02.20

All aboard – a tour of the planets

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From hot little Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, past cloud-covered Venus, beautiful blue Earth strong and red Mars we head for the outer planets. Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we speed pass giant Jupiter, Saturn […]

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Thursday, 20.02.20

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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Thursday, 20.02.20

The Northern Lights

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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Thursday, 20.02.20

Space Explorers

Find out more about what life is like on the International Space Station by coming along to our Space Explorers day this February half term! 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. Suitable for ages 5 […]

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Thursday, 20.02.20

Stargazing South Downs Lewes

Help us celebrate 10 years of the South Downs National Park at this free family event. Activities 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) And more to be announced closer to the time There will […]

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Thursday, 20.02.20 to Sunday, 23.02.20

Petworth Dark Skies

Join us at Petworth for this exciting weekend days of activities in celebration of the night sky as part of our Skyscape exhibition season. Book for the day and experience a raft of drop-in workshops, activities and encounters including Brighton’s beloved Samesky for luminous lantern decorating, torch processions and singing sessions though the parklands and […]

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Friday, 21.02.20

Stargazing evening with HantsAstro

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 21st February 2020. 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 […]

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Friday, 21.02.20

Stargazing

Please join The Deadwater Valley Trust to discover the wonders of the night sky. Two sessions one from 6.30pm and one from 7.30pm meeting at the Hogmoor Inclosure car park GU35 9HL. An informative presentation from Farnham Astronomical Society followed by the opportunity to study the stars. Hot refreshments available to purchase. Booking essential. Price […]

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Friday, 21.02.20

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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Friday, 21.02.20

Dark Skies Adventure Walk

As part of this terrific annual festival, we would like to invite you to join us for a gentle night-time adventure walk on the South Downs. With a hugely experienced and qualified local guide leading the way, venture out onto the hills above Amberley and enjoy the vast open skies from this stunning viewpoint. Along […]

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Sunday, 23.02.20

Star Party at Brighton i360 – update

*** LATEST UPDATE  23/02/2020 12:03pm : Due to adverse weather conditions forecast, there will be no telescopes at the event at the i360 in Brighton tonight. NOTE: the i360 trips will continue as planned and anyone with existing tickets for pod flights from the two previous weather affected dates, please be reassured that tickets are still […]

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Friday, 20.03.20

Stargazing Party!

Experience our lovely nature reserve by night at our Stargazing party! 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 to use.

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