Wild About Dark Skies Free Community Event - Batemans

Wild About Dark Skies Free Community Event - Batemans

Friday 24th February 2023 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Bateman's - National Trust
Bateman's Lane , Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

This FREE event in Burwash at the National Trust property Batemans will allow you to learn all about the impact of light pollution on wildlife and humans and the wonder of the stars.

Weather permitting, you can have a close-up view of the stars through the East Sussex Astronomical Society telescopes.

Book tickets to hear the following presentations:

Bob Mizon, International Dark Skies – ‘Hidden stars’. Bob is best known in the scientific and environmental community as the coordinator of the British Astronomical Association’s Commission for Dark Skies and works with STEM.

Caroline Moore, wildlife and moth expert,- ‘The wildlife of the Dudwell Valley’.

Sandra Voss, Science Director of Observatory science centre, Herstmonceux – ‘The stars we can see with the naked eye or using binoculars.’

This event is part of the Wild About Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/02/2023

Event organiser

High Weald AONB

High Weald AONB is organising this event

Please contact High Weald AONB directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please reserve your free spaces for this event via the Eventbrite 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 (27.8 miles away)

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