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

The Perseverance Mars rover

Getting Ready to Re-open

We look forward to welcoming you back to the South Downs Planetarium

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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.

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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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