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

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Future Shows

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown we are not currently advertising live shows. However as soon as we are permitted to reopen we will be providing our full service.

In the meantime please see our online activities, videos and content from here

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Prices and information

  • Admission: Adults £7:00. Children 6 to 16 years £5:00.
  • Not Suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Duration 70min Approx
  • Opening Times: 45 minutes before the show.

Our Presenters

All our shows are presented by a professional astronomer. Learn more about them

August

Summertime Stars Moon and Planets

To be announced

No Booking during Covid-19 Lockdown. Please visit regularly for update

Our Galaxy the milky way

To be announced

No Booking during Covid-19 Lockdown. Please visit regularly for update

Is there life on Mars

To be announced

No Booking during Covid-19 Lockdown. Please visit regularly for update

Seven Wonders of The Solar System

To be announced

No Booking during Covid-19 Lockdown. Please visit regularly for update

Destination Mars, the Red Planet

To be announced

No Booking during Covid-19 Lockdown. Please visit regularly for update

From Hubble’s 25 Glorious Years: To the End of the Universe

To be announced

No Booking during Covid-19 Lockdown. Please visit regularly for update

Hubble’s view of the Universe

To be announced

No Booking during Covid-19 Lockdown. Please visit regularly for update

Our Presenters:

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John Mason MBE

Applied Physicist

John has been actively involved in astronomy and space science for almost 50 years. Past President of the British Astronomical Association, a full member of the International Astronomical Union and is currently Education Officer and Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester. He lectures extensively in the UK and overseas on a wide range of scientific topics with a reputation as a passionate communicator of science. He has led many expeditions overseas to observe the Northern Lights, total solar eclipses and meteor showers. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television.

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Graham Bryant

President of the Hampshire Astronomical Group

Graham has been involved in astronomy for the past 50 years and is currently a Trustee of the South Downs Planetarium and also President of the Hampshire Astronomical Group. Graham has been a supporter of the Planetarium for many years and has become more deeply involved since retiring from the Health Service in 2012. He teaches the Astronomy for Beginner’s course at a nearby observatory of which he is also the Chairman. Graham has for many years given talks to numerous outside organisations on astronomy and space flight. More recently, Graham has been an Aurora/Astronomy tour guide, leading a number of trips to Iceland and Norway.

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Meryl Gouldbourne

Citizen Scientist

Meryl is an active ‘Citizen Scientist' with the Zooniverse Project’ having discovered more than 70 Supernovas and other transient items. She actively participates in the LIGO and VIRGO experiment analysis as well as mapping the Bennu asteroid. Meryl also engages with ‘Outreach’ activities including Schools, Dark Sky events and observing evenings. She is also an authority on Meteorites.