Dark Skies Festival at British Airways i360

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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/02/2020

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.

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