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Stargazing in South Downs Dark Sky Reserve

The South Downs National Park was awarded Dark Sky Reserve status in May 2016. This status will ensure the region’s light pollution remains under control if not reduced. Given its location in the South of England the skies are surprisingly and wonderfully dark. A number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites are dotted throughout the region giving excellent opportunities to observe the starry skies above. Enthusiastic local Astronomical Societies run frequent public stargazing events across the area.



Stargazing events in South Downs Dark Sky Reserve

  • Perseids meteor shower and nocturnal wildlife guided walk

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Petworth House and Park, Midhurst, GU28 9LR

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  • Perseids meteor shower and nocturnal wildlife guided walk

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Petworth House and Park, Midhurst, GU28 9LR

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  • Worthing Astronomers club observing night

    Saturday 20th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Clapham & Patching Village Hall, Worthing, BN13 3UT

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  • Practical Astronomy with Adur Astronomical Society

    Wednesday 24th August 2022 from 19:15pm to 22:00pm

    Clayton Church Hall, Clayton, BN6 9PJ

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  • Worthing Astronomers Club Night

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Clapham & Patching Village Hall, Worthing, BN13 3UT

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  • Worthing Astronomers club observing night

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Clapham & Patching Village Hall, Worthing, BN13 3UT

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  • Lewes Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 7th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Lewes Town Hall, Lewes, BN7 2QS

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  • Worthing Astronomers club observing night

    Saturday 17th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Clapham & Patching Village Hall, Worthing, BN13 3UT

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  • Practical Astronomy with Adur Astronomical Society

    Wednesday 28th September 2022 from 19:15pm to 22:00pm

    Clayton Church Hall, Clayton, BN6 9PJ

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  • Worthing Astronomers club observing night

    Saturday 1st October 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Clapham & Patching Village Hall, Worthing, BN13 3UT

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Stargazing locations in South Downs Dark Sky Reserve

  • Bignor Hill Car Park

    Bignor, Pullborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PH

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Birling Gap

    Birling Gap, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN20 0AB

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Buriton Village Green

    High Street, Buriton, Hampshire, GU31 5RX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Butser Hill

    Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Near Clanfield, Hampshire, PO8

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Devil’s Dyke

    Devil's Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8YJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Ditchling Beacon

    Ditchling, Brighton, Sussex, BN6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Firle Beacon Car Park

    Firle Bostal, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LR

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Harting Down – National Trust

    B2141, South Harting, Hampshire, GU31 5PN, South East

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Iping Common

    Iping, Near Trotton, West Sussex, GU31

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kithurst Hill

    Storrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN18 9LZ

    Go Stargazing Site

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Stargazing accommodation in South Downs Dark Sky Reserve

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