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Dark Skies Festival at British Airways i360

Date: 23rd February 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 23rd February 2020 @ 7:00 pm


Ticket priceAdvance price
Adult 25+ £20 £20
Young Person 16- 24 (with valid ID) £15 £15
Child 4-15 £10 £10
Under 4 Free Free
Resident Members and Annual Pass Holders Save 50% off tickets Save 50% off tickets

POSTPONED: This event will now take place on Sunday 23rd February.

Due to the weather warnings in place concerning Storm Ciara and  Denis, the South Downs National Park Authority are unable to host their Stargazing event on the seafront piazza. In order to give the best experience possible, we have taken the decision to postpone our Stargazing Pod Flight. 

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 in February each year and we are excited to announce that BAi360 has been included in this year’s line-up.

So, if you love gazing at the stars or want to know more about the moon, then join us on Sunday 23rd February to look up from the sparkling lights of Brighton to the star-studded skies overhead.  We will be turning off the lights for an exclusive and extended 45-minute stargazing pod flight as part of this year’s Festival.

As you glide to 450ft, Dan Oakley – the Dark Skies Officer for the South Downs National Park Authority – will talk about the stars and why they are important for us all to protect.  After a brief history of what an International Dark Sky Reserve is, Dan will take you on a journey and explain why there is no-other view on Earth that is as important as that under a dark sky. While on board there will be an opportunity to explore the views from the BA i360 pod through telescopes.

Resident Members* can save 50% off tickets for our Dark Skies event through their portal.

Annual Pass holders can save 50% off tickets for our Dark Skies event via walk-up or by calling 01273 448368.

* Not a BA i360 Resident Member yet and live in postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 and BN41? Sign up for just £1 and enjoy half price BA i360 pod flights plue more, all year-round. Click Here.

At ground level from 7pm

Ever stargazed, seen the Moon, Venus or the Orion Nebula through a large telescope? Well now’s your chance!  After your flight, join us on the Western Piazza to continue celebrating the South Downs’ Dark Skies Festival.

Once you’ve stargazed through telescopes, head next door to our restaurant, West Beach Bar and Kitchen, where you can grab a bite to eat and warm up with a hot drink, whilst enjoying a Dark Skies VR experience, giant space colouring wall and games for the whole family to enjoy.

Photo Credit: Les Hunt, Birling Gap

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