SOUTH DOWNS 2-HOUR STARGAZING EXPERIENCE
Enjoy an amazing adventure out among the stars from the South Downs National Park. We’ll meet you at one of our stargazing locations at Bignor Hill nr Petworth, Devils Dyke nr Brighton or Butser Hill nr Petersfield for a private 2-hour stargazing experience. Our experienced astronomer will likely start with a laser-guided tour of the stars and constellations that we can see from the South Downs. You’ll then get to use one of our big portable telescopes to explore the night sky. Along the way you’ll see star systems, star clusters, nebulae and even distant galaxies far beyond our own. If the moon is in the sky then you’ll be able to visit the lunar surface and see hundreds of craters in incredible detail with your own eyes. Planets too are visible at certain times of the year. If you’ve always wanted to see Saturn close up in a big telescope, or get a glimpse of Jupiter’s amazing banded atmosphere, our 2-hour South Downs stargazing experience gives you the perfect opportunity!
In the 2-hour South Downs stargazing experience gift box you get:
- 2-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
The stargazing experience gift box is professionally crafted to make for a lovely present for a family member or friend. Inside the gift box they’ll find a professionally printed stargazing voucher with details about the stargazing experience and how to use the voucher. The South Downs stargazing experience is suitable for individuals, couples, families and small groups. 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?
The voucher recipient can choose a week night or weekend night for their stargazing experience any time of the year. The only times we do not run are 24 – 31 December, and when our astronomer is already booked. For best choice of dates it is recommended that the voucher recipient book 8 – 12 weeks in advance.
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.