Dark Skies Discovery Festival Open Evening

Dark Skies Discovery Festival Open Evening

Wednesday 18th January 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

You are invited to help celebrate the beginning of the South Downs Dark Skies Festival. Join astronomers at the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux and enjoy views through some of the largest working telescopes in the country. Entrance fees applies.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 18/01/2017


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.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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.



Forthcoming events

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  • Stargazing evening at the Observatory Science Centre

    Friday 8th October 2021 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    More info
  • Stargazing evening at the Observatory Science Centre

    Saturday 9th October 2021 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    More info
  • Stargazing evening at the Observatory Science Centre

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    More info
  • Telescope Clinic for Adults at The Observatory Science Centre

    Sunday 7th November 2021 from 14:00pm to 20:00pm

    The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    More info
  • Stargazing evening at the Observatory Science Centre

    Friday 12th November 2021 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    More info
  • Winter comets and curry – Observe the Leonids meteors

    Saturday 13th November 2021 from 19:00pm to 23:30pm

    The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    More info

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