february, 2019

sat16feb16:0020:00Stargazing South DownsFamily EventMidhurst Rother CollegeEvent Type :Family,FREE,Half-Term,History & Heritage,Indoors,Science & Nature

Stargazing South Downs National Park

Event Details

Stargazing South Downs – Midhurst

16 February 2019 4pm – 8pm

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 Dan Oakley, Dark Skies Ranger for the South Downs National Park
17:30 Bats – Superheroes of the night – given by Nik Knight of the Sussex and Hampshire Bat Groups
18:30 The night sky in wintertime – given by Dr John Mason of South Downs Planetarium
Astrophotography – how to photograph the night sky – with Graham Bryant of Hampshire Astronomical Group 17.00 -18.00 places limited so please book here. Cost – £5.00 on the door.
Advice on how to set up your telescope
Science experiments
Barn owls and bat
Astronaut selfie stands
Outdoor ‘moongazing’ if the night is clear
Free ‘Stargazing South Downs’ booklets to take home
Soup and hotdogs for sale

FREE to attend

No booking required apart from astrophotography session

Location: Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DT

Organiser Details: South Downs National Park Authority


(Saturday) 16:00 - 20:00


Midhurst Rother College

North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DT

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