Butser Ancient Farm

Chalton Lane, Chalton, PO8 0BG

Location description

Archaeological site located in the South Downs National Park and venue of frequent stargazing events.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Tonight's weather forecast

22/09/19
19:00
16°
47%
22/09/19
22:00
15°
5%
23/09/19
01:00
14°
3%
23/09/19
04:00
13°
1%
Weather forecast for Horndean (2.16 miles away) updated 22/09/19 at 04:01.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Butser Ancient Farm

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing Evening with Hants Astro

Friday 21st February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Butser Ancient Farm can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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