Night Sky Live!

In association with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth

An inspirational 2-day festival celebrating the night sky. Experts will lead exciting activities, including real-time exploration of the night sky, encouraging children and families to look up and discover the amazing world around us - the Moon, stars, planets and other celestial bodies.


  • Hands-on space and night sky activities
  • Put your space questions to astronomers from the University of Portsmouth
  • Live stargazing talks from 6pm (indoor or outdoor depending on visibility)
  • Full access to the Science Centre’s 100+ hands on exhibits and creative space - The Invention Studio.

Recommended optional extras:

  • Live fun and interactive family shows on the science of the night sky, presented by Dr Jen Gupta, astrophysicist and science communicator at the University of Portsmouth
  • Live planetarium shows presented by Winchester Science Centre’s experienced in-house team.


Entry to the drop-in activities, hands-on exhibition area and live stargazing talks is included in General Entry, and free for Annual Pass holders. 

Additional tickets are required for the live shows by Dr Jen Gupta (£1 per person, 10% discount for Annual Pass holders) and planetarium shows (from £2.80 per person, 10% discount for Annual Pass holders). 

General entry can be booked now using the link below, show tickets will be on sale mid-late September. 




Saturday 25 November
Sunday 26 November
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