Event Diary

Gain an out of this world experience at stargazing events

The Cranborne Chase AONB’s stargazing evenings have proved incredibly popular, with numerous night sky enthusiasts turning up to listen to the experts pointing out some of the hundreds of spectacular constellations in the pristine night skies above the Cranborne Chase AONB.

If you missed those events earlier in the year, there are more coming up in our special stargazing series, during which astronomer and Cranborne Chase AONB Dark Skies advisor Bob Mizon regales the audience with stories of the astronomical wonders above their heads, while the AONB’s director Linda Nunn details developments concerning the Cranborne Chase AONB’s bid for prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status.

Afterwards, the audience join Bob and members of the Wessex Astronomical Society outside for a spectacular stargazing experience.

Upcoming Events

So far, we have two events being planned for 2018/19. All events commence at 7pm and last for around two to two-and-a-half hours, depending on weather conditions. The cost for adults is £5 each (cash or cheque on the night/includes a free tea or coffee), with no charge for children. Please book in advance, tel: 01725 517417, or email:

13th November 2018, at 7pm: Ansty Pick Your Own, near Ansty SP3 5PX

13th December 2018, at 7pm: New Remembrance Hall, Charlton SP7 0PL

We are also planning a weekend-long star party for February 2019 - watch this space!


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