Stargazing Evening – Friday 22 February 2019
As part of the South Downs National Park ‘Dark Skies at Night’ festival, Butser Ancient Farm are delighted to be hosting an evening of stargazing on Friday 22nd February. Doors open at 7.30pm, when visitors can buy hot and cold drinks in our visitor centre, and at 8pm Dave Woods from Hants Astro will give a short introduction to the night sky. Guests can then step outside into our ancient world and view stars and planets millions of years old through state-of-the-art telescopes.
In May 2016 the South Downs National Park gained International Dark Sky status due to its low levels of light pollution – what better way to celebrate this achievement than by stargazing on the highest point of the National Park?
Adults £7 / Children £3 (Under 16s)
This event is part of the South Downs ‘Dark Skies’ Festival running from Friday 15 February – Sunday 3 March 2019. Celebrate the new South Downs International Dark Skies Reserve designation at star parties, talks and family activities across February half-term! Find more events and activities taking place across the National Park at www.southdowns.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival