Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

    A Trio of Bright Planets: Jupiter, Mars and Saturn


    The above diagram shows the planets Jupiter, Mars and
    Saturn, and their positions in the night sky as seen facing a
    southerly direction on the night of April 22nd 2016. These
    planets move around our sky throughout the year as they orbit
    the Sun. The closer to the Sun a planet is - the faster it moves
    across our sky.

    Red-planet Mars, and giant gas-planets Jupiter and ringed
    Saturn will be a splendid sight during April and early May
    in the late evening sky, after which they will fade into the
    evening twilight as the short Summer nights dominate. A
    full Moon will add to the splendour on the 22nd - lighting the
    way for some spectactular viewing.

    Come to the Planetarium to find out more about our celestial
    planetary neighbours as they dance around our night sky.

Important Notice:
At the start of a Planetarium show, your eyes will take a few minutes to adapt to the dark. For this reason, latecomers cannot be admitted. To avoid this, please ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.

Admission Prices: £6.00 for adults, or £4.00 for children under 16.

PLEASE NOTE that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards at present.

This show is suitable for children age 6 and upwards.


As space in our star theatre is limited, visitors for the public presentations are strongly advised to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets may be reserved by telephoning the Planetarium on 01243 774400, or the ticketline on 07818 297292.

If we are unable to deal with your telephone request for information immediately, please leave your name and telephone number and the nature of your enquiry and we shall call you back as soon as we can.

Tickets for the public presentations are also available, to personal callers only, from the Tourist Information Office in The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester.