Event Diary

Gain an out of this world experience at stargazing events

Stargazing Evenings

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 Bob Mizon regales the audience with stories of the astronomical wonders above their heads, while the AONB’s Dark Skies Advisor Amanda Scott 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

We will publish our timetable for forthcoming events here and on our Facebook page @Cranbornchaseaonb as soon as new events become available or sign up to our mailing list (see footer at the bottom of this page) to keep up to date with information. Additional information about Stargazing Evenings: 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: