Dark Skies Festival at British Airways i360

Sunday 23rd February 2020 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

Brighton Seafront - i360

Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN


Updated 14/02/20 @ 09:30 this event has been postponed until 23/02/20 due to bad weather.

Astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex University and Brighton Astro will be setting up their powerful telescopes on the seafront to give everyone the experience of looking at our night sky. This part of the event is free with no booking required however is also weather dependent, so check on the South Downs National Park website or social media to check that the sky is clear enough before setting out.

But to make the evening even more special there is also an opportunity to take a 45 minute stargazing pod flight on the i360 itself, accompanied by Dark Skies Ranger, Dan Oakley. Booking for this extra part of the event is essential, and prices and booking information can be found on the i360 events page. The pod flight will take place no matter what the weather!

West Beach Bar and Kitchen will be open where you can grab a bite to eat and warm up with a hot drink, whilst enjoying a Dark Skies VR experience, giant space colouring wall and games for the whole family to enjoy.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by South Downs National Park 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!


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

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