South Downs Planetarium
& Science Center
[ The Place for Space ]


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Introductory Video by Dr John Mason MBE

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Shows - Post Covid-19


See the list of the potential Shows to be presented as soon as restictions are lifted.

We will be returning to a full programme as soon as possible

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Shows for Schools

We offer the excitement and wonder of a 'Big Sky Dome' not just a wide screen display, or temporary structure.

Sitting inside our 11 metre dome you fully experience the dynamics of the heavens making comprehension and learning easy.

The effective teaching of astronomy involves viewing the night sky, but to take students "star-gazing" is often impractical for many reasons. A Planetarium brings the night sky to the students. It makes clear many of the basic aspects of astronomy and space science in an exciting and effective way.

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Contact & map

Car Parking

Please note there are two free car parks available.

Car park

A note for Satnav users.

Please use PO19 8AE which is the postcode of the Chichester High Schools and this will bring you in to the campus via the correct Kingsham Road entrance.

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