Cranbourne Chase StarFest 2019

Friday 22nd February 2019 from 16:00pm to Sunday 24th February 2019 12:00pm

Church Farm Caravanning and Camping Park

High Street, Sixpenny Handley, SP5 5ND


Family friendly weekend stargazing festival under the amazing dark skies of Cranbourne Chase AONB. Activities will include stargazing on the Friday and Saturday evenings, a mobile planetarium with experienced astronomer Bob Mizon and workshops for children from 4 to 14 (which will include virtual reality with the Space Detectives). For further details email [email protected]

- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.


This event is being organised by Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


More details regarding this event is available on the Cranbourne Chase AONB website.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 22nd February 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Church Farm Caravanning and Camping Park on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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