Night Sky Live

Dates: Tuesday 14th February 2023
Location: Science Centre
Duration: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Tickets: £15, under 18s free - one per paying adult

This event is now sold out. Tickets are available for our next Night Sky Live event on 10th November - book now to avoid missing out!

Are you ready for a family astro adventure? Head outside with us and discover the stars and planets of the night sky, live!

Have you ever looked up into the sky at night and wondered what you’re seeing? Well now you don’t have to! Begin your Night Sky Live adventure in the Planetarium with a passionate astro-expert presenter from Explorer Dome. Learn the skills you’ll need to identify what’s above us before following the stargazing host outside into the South Downs National Park. It’s the perfect spot to observe the stars, constellations and planets.

Your Night Sky Live ticket includes:

  • A Planetarium show presented by the Explorer Dome team
  • Time to explore the two floors of hands-on interactive exhibits
  • A hosted stargazing experience outside
  • A chance to meet and discover more about local nocturnal wildlife
  • Opportunity to purchase drinks and snacks


Don’t forget to dress for the winter weather and wearing wellies is advised. We also recommend bringing a blanket. It's great to stargaze while laying down.

About Explorer Dome

The brilliant presenters from Explorer Dome are at the heart of everything they do. They are experienced, highly trained and passionate. And, most importantly, they make it fun! The team have been bringing science to life for over 20 years. Based in Bristol and the Midlands, they have visited places from the Highlands to the Channel Islands and met over 1 million children and adults during that time.

Cloudy weather?

We all know the British weather is unpredictable! But don’t worry. If the clouds or rain get in our way, we’ll continue the experience inside from the comfort of the Planetarium. Every stargazer will also get 50% off our next Night Sky Live event.

Did you know...

Our location in the South Downs National Park is an International Dark Sky Reserve. That means that starry nights in the area have been declared as exceptional quality and the environment is protected for its scientific, natural and educational value. Wow!

Accessibility information for Night Sky Live

The Planetarium is accessible so everyone can have a special experience here. Every show is relaxed with quiet and calm presentations. It's not super dark and you can move around, go out and come back in if you like. If you have a wheelchair, we have spaces for you to sit with seats for your family and friends. The stairs have lights to make them easy to see.

The outdoor stargazing area is reached from the lower floor of the Science Centre. There is lift access. The space is mostly grass but there is a small hard-standing area if needed.