Dark Skies Stargazing at Brighton i360

Brighton and Hove

Type:Childrens Events

Brighton i360, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2LN

Tel: (0)3337 720 360

Dark Skies Festival at Brighton i360


Join us for a 45-minute stargazing pod journey during the 2024 Dark Skies festival! This exciting experience includes an insightful talk about Dark Skies and the stars above us from Dark Skies expert, Dan Oakley, and the opportunity to explore the views from the Brighton i360 pod through telescopes. In collaboration with the South Downs National Park Trust.

Dark Skies Stargazing takes place on Saturday 10th February, with two timeslots available: 6:00PM and 7:00PM.

Did you know that the South Downs National Park is one of only 14 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world, offering the best chances to enjoy constellations, planets, and distant galaxies?

To celebrate this amazing designation the South Downs National Park hold an annual Dark Skies Festival  from 10th-18thFebruary 2024 with exciting events across the South Downs National Park.

So, if you love gazing at the stars or want to know more about the moon, then join us on one of our two specially extended journeys on Saturday 10thFebruary to look up from the sparkling lights of Brighton to the star-studded skies overhead.  We will be turning off the lights* for two exclusive and extended 45-minute stargazing pod journeys as part of this year’s Festival.

As you glide to 450ft, Dan Oakley from Dark Sky Consulting will hold a talk;‘Dark Skies, infinity and beyond. A beginners guide to the night sky’. The talk will serve as a ‘how to’ guide on how to get the most from your nocturnal sky gazing and is suitable for all ages. While on board there will be also be an opportunity to explore the views from the Brighton i360 pod through telescopes.

At ground level from 5:30pm

Ever stargazed, seen the Moon, Venus or the Orion Nebula through a large telescope? Well now’s your chance!  After your pod journey, join the South Downs National Park on the Western Piazza to continue celebrating the South Downs’ Dark Skies Festival. Hot beverages will be available.

This event was a sell-out last year – don’t miss out and grab your tickets now!

*Please note, in the interests of aerospace safety, the light at the top of the Brighton i360 Viewing Tower is required to remain on at all times.

Photo: Stargazing at Seven Sisters by Pablo Rodriguez

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