Special stargazing event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Special stargazing event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

04 January 2018

Join astrophysicists and cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, navigation experts from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, amateur astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group, and more at this free event, exploring navigation through space and time.


During the event, on Tuesday 30 January, visitors will have the opportunity to take a look through a telescope, learn how sailors navigate by the stars, and find out more about our Universe.

Short talks will be given throughout the night on topics about stargazing, navigation, cosmology and space.

There will be a range of activities to suit all ages, with plenty to do and see whether it's clear or cloudy!

Free general admission tickets are available for three entry times - 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Note that entry is only guaranteed in the hour following the entry time of your ticket, but once you are inside the event you are welcome to stay until it ends at 9.30pm. In previous years attendees have typically spent around 1.5 hours at the event.