An evening with the Dark Sky Stars at Butser Ancient Farm

An evening with the Dark Sky Stars at Butser Ancient Farm

Monday 30th January 2023 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Butser Ancient Farm
Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hampshire, PO8 0BG

Travel back to a time before light pollution in an International Dark Skies Reserve, and explore stargazing and archaeoastronomy with the founder of Hampshire’s biggest astronomy group. View stars and planets millions of years old through state-of-the-art telescopes, all while surrounded by the ancient buildings of the past, and discover how our ancestors connected with the night sky.

This event is part of the South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 30/01/2023

Event organiser

South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park is organising this event

Please contact South Downs National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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