South Downs Planetarium

& Science Centre

All Aboard A Tour Of The Planets

A photograph of The Star Dome Theatre.

All Aboard A Tour of the Planets.

Wednesday 30th December, 3:30pm

Limited Seating During Coronavirus

Audience numbers limited due to Social Distancing requirements. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before advertised showtime because it now takes longer to load the auditorium.

A photograph of The Mars Rover on Mars.

Image: Courtesy of NASA


About This Show

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours.

From hot little Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, past cloud-covered Venus, beautiful blue Earth strong and red Mars we head for the outer planets.

Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we speed pass giant Jupiter, Saturn with its beautiful rings, blue-green Uranus and on to deep blue Neptune, last of the Giant Planets. Beyond lie the icy dwarfs of the Kuiper Belt - worlds like Pluto and Eris. Fasten your seat belts for the trip of a lifetime.

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Important Information

  • Admission: Adults £7:00. Children 6 to 16 years £5:00.
  • Not Suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Duration 60min Approx
  • Opening Times: 45 minutes before the show.
  • Two large FREE car parks available.

patrons should aim to arrive no later than 15 minutes before the published start time of the show.


To ensure that you have the best possible experience, please inform us in advance about any disability needs for assistance or special requirements. More about Accessibility here

Coronavirus Information:

mask Face masks must be worn at all times in the Planetarium. If you are in an exempt category we ask you to wear a face shield whilst in the planetarium. Children under 11ys are not required to wear a face covering, but can if they wish. Under the Government guidelines groups of people attending must be 6 or fewer in number.

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, waiting for a test, or have tested as positive, do not attend the planetarium - we can either refund or reschedule your booking. If you are unsure about any of the above arrangements, please ring us on 01243 774400 to discuss.

Please read our Coronavirus information below


cancellations must be received at least 24 hours before the booked show date and time in order to receive a refund or make an alternative booking


During the Coronavirus pandemic, by making a booking, you as ticket holders agree to comply with the safetymeasures set out in the 'Our Response to Coronavirus document'

The video below explains the measures we have taken to make the Planetarium ‘COVID-Secure’.