Round the Heavens at Butser Ancient Farm

Round the Heavens at Butser Ancient Farm

Friday 17th February 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Butser Ancient Farm
Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hampshire, PO8 0BG

Join traditional storyteller and author Dawn Nelson to map the dark skies of the Downs with Greek myths and moonlit tales.

Tales of buried moons, Greek deities, bears, swans and chimaeras, join us in the great roundhouse around the fire as we will explore the night sky with the myths and legends of the stars and moon as our guide.

The South Downs enjoys gloriously dark skies, which is beneficial for nocturnal wildlife and allows communities access to fabulous star-filled canopies, night walks and astrophotography.

This event is part of the South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 17/02/2023

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

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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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