Butser Ancient Farm
Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hampshire, PO8 0BG
Visit Butser Ancient Farm to discover more about ancient astronomy and celestial navigation as part of the South Downs National Park Dark Skies Festival.
Journey through time and discover how ancient explorers were the first astronomers! Explore ancient voyages and the night sky on our brand-new family trail and navigate from Stone Age homes to Saxon halls via the Bronze Age, Iron Age and our Roman Villa as you follow the clues in the night sky!
This event takes place as part of the South Downs Dark Skies Festival 2024.
Please note that this has already taken place on 10/02/2024
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.