South Downs Planetarium

& Science Centre

Hubble’s Glorious Universe

A photograph of The Solar System.

Hubble’s Glorious Universe.

Tuesday 29th December, 3.30pm

photo of the Pillars of creation.

Image: Courtesy of NASA

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About This Show

Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has always been in the news. First there was the small error in the shape of the main mirror and the amazing corrective optics fitted by the crew on a Space Shuttle flight. Then we had stunning images of planets, stars and galaxies as Hubble got about its business of exploring the cosmos. It helped to determine the precise age of the Universe, caught exploding supernovae, showed the Universe as an evolving entity, and helped make the first direct measurement of chemical elements on exoplanets.

Hubble’s vantage point in orbit, 610 km above the Earth’s surface, clear of our planet’s image-distorting atmosphere, has enabled it to obtain extraordinarily detailed views of distant galaxies and galaxy clusters. As this show will explain, Hubble has peered back to the very earliest times in the history of our Universe helping us to answer important questions about the first stars and galaxies and how the Universe has evolved over time.

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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.

Accessibility

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

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Coronavirus

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’.