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Discover some of the best sights in the night sky through a telescope with our 1-hour South Downs stargazing experience. We’ll meet you at one of our stargazing locations in the South Downs National Park for a memorable adventure among the stars. Our private 1-hour stargazing experiences are available at Bignor Hill nr Petworth, Devils Dyke nr Brighton and Butser Hill nr Petersfield. Your stargazing experience includes a laser-guided tour of the stars and constellations that we can see from the South Downs National Park, and views through one of our large telescopes of star systems, star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies far beyond our own. This is a private stargazing experience run exclusively for the voucher recipient plus any family members and friends they wish to invite to share in the experience.

In the 1-hour South Downs stargazing experience gift box you get:

  • 1-hour stargazing experience gift voucher for our South Downs National Park locations valid for 2 years from month of issue
  • Instructions on how to use the voucher
  • Information about the stargazing locations we use on the South Downs, plus maps and directions

Our stargazing experiences make for ideal birthday and Christmas gifts for anyone with an interest in space or the night sky. Our astronomer will give the background story to each object viewed in the telescope, and make your stargazing adventure a fun and entertaining experience.  The 1-hour South Downs stargazing experience is suitable for individuals, couples, families and small groups. It’s great for kids too. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Voucher recipient may have up to 15 friends and family members share in the experience at no extra charge.

When can the voucher be used?

You have 2-years from date of issue to use the stargazing voucher inside the gift box. We run stargazing experiences from the South Downs all year round, so you’re welcome to book for a week night or weekend night anytime of the year. That said we don’t run 24 – 31 December, and the voucher recipient will need to book in advance to secure a slot on our busy timetable. We recommend booking 8 – 12 weeks in advance for best choice of dates.

What if it is raining or cloudy?

Naturally cloud and rain is always a threat. When using the voucher to book the stargazing experience we recommend that you choose 2 or 3 nights initially on which you’d be happy for us to run the experience. If it is cloudy / raining on all selected nights then we’ll simply roll the experience forward to an alternative date that works. We can keep rolling the experience forward until we are able to run the stargazing for you.

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Main Image used for the 1-hour South Downs Stargazing Experience by Oliver Henze. Creative Commons Licence.
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