South Downs Planetarium

& Science Centre

Experience the magic of the night sky

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An Educational & Fun Experience

Experience the magic of the night sky in comfort together with expert live commentary by a professional astronomer. Our full dome shows feature stunning immersive video and breathtaking images.

With our 96-seater auditorium (restricted to 40 seats during 'Covid Compliance'), colourful displays the Planetarium has something for all the family (aged 6 upwards).

Our magnificent star projector projects nearly 4,500 stars and other celestial objects onto the dome above your head. There is free car parking, easy disabled access and is just a short walk from rail and bus stations.

Pre-booked visits by schools, clubs and youth groups welcome. Open all year. For opening times, public shows and prices see website.

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What else do we do? You'll be surprised!

Watch the video below to find out all the surprising activities that take place at the South Downs Planetarium

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Contact & map

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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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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