Here’s a list of recent and forthcoming outreach events where you’ll find members of SSAS supporting providers of astronomy activities. Some of these events are free to attend, where you just turn up; and others are for organisations where you have to book in advance. If you’re planning on coming to one of these stargazing events, take a look at our Astronomy Dos and Don’ts before you come.

Note to ALL Members: ‘BE PREPARED’ for spontaneous Solar Viewings!


We will also be doing spontaneous solar viewing at Raystede at short notice on Sundays.

Saturday 17th November 2018-

Autumn leaves are reflected in a pond, Sheffield Park Gardens, East Sussex

EVENT: Winter Stargazing at Sheffield Park
VENUE: Sheffield Park, Uckfield TN22 3QX

TIME: 6.30pm-9.30pm
TICKETS: Call 01825 790231 Adults: £22. Child: £12.

BOOKING: Essential! Tickets sell very fast!!

Join SSAS and Sheffield Park for a warm supper followed by a talk by space communicator Creative Space. Then head out to the parkland for a stargazing experience. Feel free to bring along your own telescopes to try them out or learn more about how to set them up for viewing. Includes a jacket potato supper and a hot drink.

Meet at the Coach House Tearoom. Weather appropriate clothing and footwear is advisable. Please bring your own torches and if you would like to bring along a telescope, please feel free.


Friday 14th December 2018- (Please note the changed date for this event)

EVENT: Stargazing Evening at Raystede
VENUE: The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes BN8 5AJ

TIME: 8pm- Midnight
TICKETS: From Raystede- TBC
BOOKING: In Advance- TBC




Saturday 9th February 2019-

EVENT: Stargazing Evening at Carter’s Corner
VENUE: Carter’s Corner, Cowbeech Hill, Cowbeech, BN27 4JA

TIME: 7pm-10.30pm
TICKETS: £8 per person- this includes tea, coffee and biscuits.
BOOKING: Buy in Advance- Please contact Annabel at- annabel.simes@talktalk.net showing your interest in attending. Ticket sales will close on Saturday 2nd February 2019.

We are holding an evening of stargazing at Carter’s Corner to raise money for St Wilfred’s. Included in the ticket price is a tea or coffee and biscuits! A forty minute talk from Melanie Davies, FRAS, Science Director & Planetarium Astronomer, will be given on the Pleiades (the Seven Sisters Constellation). This will be visible during February and hopefully (weather permitting) on the evening it will be seen by all. We are also hoping to be able to view the moon and any other planets/stars. In the event of extremely bad weather, the event will still go ahead, and telescopes will be set up inside and be available for public to look at and talk to members of the society. The public should be advised to wrap up warmly and wear sensible footwear as the event will partially be on grass. We will also be holding a grand raffle with many prizes from local businesses.


We have 60 tickets for this event only, and they will be sold on a first come-first serve basis, so do not hesitate and miss out on this great opportunity!

Please contact Annabel (Annabel.simes@talktalk.net) for tickets. In the email please state your name and how many tickets you require. Once the email is received you will be contacted with payment details.

Please note ticket sales CLOSE on Saturday 2nd February at 11am, and no tickets can be purchased after this date.





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