South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2024

South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2024

Saturday 10th February 2024 from 18:00pm to Sunday 18th February 2024 22:00pm

Stargazing festival by South Downs National Park

The South Downs Dark Skies Festival returns once again in 2024 enabling you, your family and your friends to experience the fantastic dark skies above the South Downs Dark Skies Reserve.

Witness amazing views from the i360 tower on Brighton Seafront, enjoy tales of myths and legends in the stars, be amazed at immersive planetarium shows and observe planets, distant nebulae and galaxies with friendly astronomers at star parties.

The event covers nine days of celebration exploring the dark skies of the South Downs and the nocturnal wildlife that lives there. With lots of in-person outdoor events and online content.

Please note that all in-person events are subject to cancellation on the day based on weather conditions. Check the official site for updates!

The majority of these events are family-friendly, too! Please visit the official South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2024 webpage for more details, including resources and activity packs.

Please note that this has already taken place on 10/02/2024

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Littleton Farm Campsite

    Upwaltham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LX (1.7 miles away)

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  • Foot of the Downs

    Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9LP (16.5 miles away)

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