Stargazing at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Stargazing at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Saturday 11th February 2023 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Gravel Hill, Horndean, Hampshire, PO8 0QE

Family-friendly activities at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Take part in the ‘Walk the Planets’ trail with the planets laid out to scale, stargaze through telescopes (weather permitting), and listen to myths and legends from our professional Storyteller Dawn Nelson.

In addition, there is the opportunity to meet and learn more about some of our most iconic nocturnal wildlife.

Kim Boog from Bird of Prey Hospital Hampshire will be there with lovely owls, a fascinating experience for children and everyone willing to know more about owls.

Note that this event is weather dependent.

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

Please note that this has already taken place on 11/02/2023

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

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Littleton Farm Campsite

    Upwaltham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LX (14.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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