Public Observing 1

The Societies Public Observing meetings at The Redoubt are open to the general public and members, and are advertised in Eastbourne Council literature. We bring various society telescopes and observing is undertaken on the Gun Terrace. We also generally provide a presentation (or presentations), undertaken in Casemate 20, of astronomical  interest. We align some of these meetings with the BBC Star Gazing Live Events. Please wrap up warmly as it can get cold. For information the Gun Terrace Battlements provide ample shade from the Street Lights on Royal Parade.

This event is held in the early evening to make it family friendly – however note that the start times change for events due to the changing time of the Sun setting. The event is free of charge. The Redoubt Coffee Shop is generally open for warming drinks – at a charge.

Location: The Redoubt Napoleonic Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7AQ

NOTE – Enter via the Drawbridge – up the slope from the main road.


Special Event: Public Solar Observing @ The Redoubt Fortress
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Special Event for Science Week – Solar Observing

Free Public Observing at the Redoubt Napoleonic Fortress on Eastbourne Seafront.

Observing will be on the Gun Platform with members of the Eastbourne Astronomical Society through various society telescopes. Astronomical presentations will also be available in a downstairs Casement (especially in the case of rain!) and coffees and teas will be available from the Redoubt or Pavilion Cafe.

Anyone can bring along a telescope if help is required to make best use of it.

EAS Members are welcomed to come along and bring their own telescopes as long as suitably filtered.

Enter via the drawbridge from the main road.

Note that direct solar observing is dangerous and must only be undertaken with the appropriate filters. Safe Solar observing can also be undertaken by the projection method.