Stargazing from coastal heights at Brighton i360

Stargazing from coastal heights at Brighton i360

Sunday 5th February 2023 from 18:30pm to 19:15pm

Brighton Seafront - i360
Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2LN

Join the team from the South Downs National Park and look up from the sparkling lights of Brighton to the star-studded skies overhead. We will turn off the lights for an exclusive and extended 45-minute stargazing pod journey as part of this year’s Festival.

As you glide to 450ft, Dan Oakley and the Dark Skies team will hold a talk on ‘Harry Potter’s Guide to the sky’. The talk will briefly explain the International Dark Sky Reserve and describe other wonderful and fascinating facts about the beautiful sights to be seen under the dark sky.

While on board, there will also be an opportunity to explore the views from the Brighton i360 pod through telescopes. There will be a chance to see the Moon, Venus or the Orion Nebula through a large telescope (weather dependent).

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

Please note that this has already taken place on 05/02/2023

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.

  • Foot of the Downs

    Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9LP (6.1 miles away)

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  • Littleton Farm Campsite

    Upwaltham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LX (22.8 miles away)

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