New Forest Stargazing Experience 1-Hour




Stargaze with an experienced astronomer and a large telescope from the New Forest in Hampshire. Explore the stars and constellations that we can see from the ground, and discover the hidden universe through one of our big portable telescopes. Suitable for individuals, couples and families the 1-hour stargazing experience is a perfect introduction to the night sky. We'll whisk you off on a private 1-hour tour of the heavens and show you an amazing selection of objects through the telescope, from star systems and star clusters to exotic objects lurking at the outskirts of our galaxy. If you'd like to see Saturn through a telescope our 1-hour stargazing experience in the New Forest gives you the perfect opportunity. From the UK Saturn is best seen in the evening sky from July through November over the next couple of years so that's when you'd need to book! One voucher covers the recipient plus up to 15 family & friends.

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Enjoy a 1-hour adventure among the stars on our New Forest Stargazing Experience. We'll meet you at one of our stargazing locations in the New Forest for a grand tour of the night sky. An experienced astronomer will be on hand to guide you through the stars and constellations that we can see from the ground. We'll then take you on a journey across the cosmos in search of star systems, star clusters, nebulae and even galaxies beyond our own. If we have the moon and / or planets in the sky then we'll visit them too with the telescope.

In the 1-hour New Forest stargazing experience gift box you get:

  • 1-hour stargazing experience gift voucher for the New Forest valid for 2 years from month of issue with option to extend for a further year free of charge if required

  • Instructions on how to use the voucher

  • New Forest stargazing location map

Our 1-hour stargazing experience is the perfect gift for someone to get an introduction to the night sky. The experience is suitable for individuals, couples, families and small groups. It’s great for children too from age 7 upwards. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Voucher recipient may have up to 15 friends and family members share in the experience at no extra charge.

When can the voucher be used?

Book a date with us anytime in the next two years. you can book for a week night or weekend night any time of he year, except 24 - 31 December, and of course subject to our astronomer's availability. Please consider booking up to 8 weeks in advance of when you want to stargaze. If you'd like to see a planet through a telescope let us know. Planets move against the background stars so are not always visible.

What if it is raining or cloudy?

Naturally cloud and rain is always a threat. When booking the stargazing experience we recommend that you choose  2 or 3 nights initially on which you’d be happy for us to run the experience for you. If it is cloudy / raining on all selected nights then we’ll simply roll the experience forward to an alternative date that works. We can keep rolling the experience forward until we are able to run the stargazing for you.

How to book a date for your stargazing session

If you already have a voucher please email with your voucher number so we can let you know dates & time slots that are available.


We are open for business. All orders will be processed and dispatched within 1 - 2 working days. We have restarted our private stargazing experiences at locations in England and Wales for individuals, couples, families and small groups from the same household or different households using safe social distancing and hygiene measures to ensure your complete safety.  



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