South Downs Planetarium

& Science Centre

Covid Compliant Shows

The January Wolf Moon.

Wintertime Stars.

Sunday 16th January @ 3:30pm

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About This Show

The Full Moon on 17th January this year is traditionally known as the Wolf Moon by the Native North Americans, because it appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages.

Even with the naked eye, you can see bright regions and darker patches on the Moon. Use binoculars or a telescope and you will see a tremendous amount of detail. The large, roughly circular dark plains are called mare or 'seas', but there has never been any water in them. They were the first giant impact basins to be formed shortly after the Moon formed.

Explore the Moon with us at the Planetarium - it's a rugged little world, with mountains, valleys, and a vast number of circular walled structures called craters caused by countless impacts on the Moon. Learn about how the Moon was formed, the phases of the Moon, how it raises the ocean tides, how it regulates Earth's climate, and how it is slowly making our day longer.

The January Wolf Moon.


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How to Book

1) Please read our Coronavirus Terms & Conditions

2) Watch our 'We're Open Again' video below

3) By clicking on the 'Book Your Tickets' link below you confirm that you accept the terms and conditions above on behalf of your group.

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