Public Observing 5

NOTE: The Redoubt will be shut for refurbishment from 1st November 2018.

Until the Redoubt is available again we are now using the Western Lawns – opposite the Lansdowne Hotel, and Eastbourne Council have negotiated a ‘Discount for Stargazers’ for attendees of our Public Observing events at our new location – The Western Lawns – at the Lansdowne Hotel.

20% off food and drink for star gazers on each of the stargazing evenings

You just need to quote ‘stargazing’ to get 20% off – you will be able to order hot drinks, drinks at the bar or even dinner.

Useful if it’s cloudy – or cold! 😀🔭

Note that as there are no facilities for a presentation – none will be able to be undertaken.


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.