A national park’s annual festival is back for another year.

The South Downs National Park’s Dark Skies festival runs from February 10 to February 18 and there will be events across Sussex.

Among the highlights will be stargazing sessions at 450ft, guided walks through the solar system, spotting nocturnal wildlife and celestial storytelling.

On Saturday, February 10, there will be a “star party” where guests will be invited to stargaze together on Brighton seafront. There will also be a talk at the i360.

The South Downs remains one of the darkest areas of England, offering immense views of the universe on a clear night.

It is one of only 21 international dark sky reserves.

On Tuesday, February 13, at Goodwood Country Park, near Chichester, there will be another star party.

Towards the end of the festival, on Saturday February 17, there will be a trail to see some of the planets, telescopes and storytelling.

A spokeswoman for the national park said: “A range of other exciting events are taking place across the National Park including at Amberley Museum.

“Online there will be a range of useful films giving tips on stargazing and the winners of the astrophotography competition will be revealed.”