Introduction to Astronomy

Wednesday 21st February 2018 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

Selborne, Alton, GU34 3JU


Come along for this introduction to astronomy and the fantastic location of Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. The event will include a short talk on astronomy and then an exploration of the night sky lead by astronomer Graham Bryant from Hampshire Astronomical Group. Booking required. This stargazing event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


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 the event venue Gilbert White Field Studies Centre for all booking enquiries.

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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 Wednesday 21st February 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Gilbert White Field Studies Centre 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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