Stargazing Experience – cancelled

Lawns Polo Ground

This two-hour stargazing experience with telescopes will take you on a fascinating guided tour of the late winter night sky, pinpointing some of the brighter stars, familiar and unfamiliar constellations, myths and legends of the stars, the Crescent moon and much more. Dr John Mason MBE’s ‘living planetarium’ night-time tour uses the real night sky as an outdoor star theatre.

Cowdray lies within the South Downs National Park which is an International Dark Sky Reserve, the perfect place to hear more of what takes place in the skies and view the stars.

We recommend bringing binoculars (if you have them), wrapping up warm and wearing sensible footwear. Hot drinks will be served during the experience.

Meeting point and parking: Cowdray Farm Shop Overflow Carpark.

Please note, should visibility be deemed too poor or weather conditions unsuitable on 8th March, the experience will re-schedule to ensure you see as much of the night sky as possible.

One ticket counts for one person.

A bit more information on Dr. John Mason MBE :

John, who is Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, has been actively involved in science for over 45 years, with astrophysics, space exploration and geophysics as his main areas of expertise. He has an international reputation as an enthusiastic and entertaining communicator of science. John has been leading overseas expeditions to observe and record natural phenomena such as annular and total solar eclipses, the polar aurora and major meteor showers to destinations all over the world for over 30 years. The asteroid 1990 MN was named 6092 Johnmason, after him by the International Astronomical Union in recognition of his various contributions to astronomy and he was made an MBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours list for his services to science education.

 

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