South Downs Planetarium

& Science Centre

Covid Compliant Shows

Summer Nights, Shooting Stars.

Summertime Stars.

Thursday 5th August @ 3:30pm

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About This Show

Join us for a guided tour of the Summer night sky.

The fine, clear evenings of the Summer months provide great opportunities for stargazing. See stars, fabulous star clusters, glowing multi-coloured clouds of gas and dust, and just possibly a brilliant shooting star flashing across the heavens!

On late Spring and Summer evenings - if the skies are clear - we can see some familiar star patterns, including the Great Bear, Leo, (the Lion), Virgo, (the Maiden), Scorpius, (the Scorpion), and many others.

In July and August, from dark locations, the faintly glowing band of the Milky Way will be seen arching right across the sky. There is also a fine display of planets. The lovely Red Planet Mars is seen as soon as darkness falls, and the beautiful ringed planet Saturn is also well placed. Venus becomes a brilliant object in the early morning sky by the end of June.

Come to the Planetarium for a breathtaking tour of the night sky and to find out more about what there is to be seen on clear evenings in late spring and summer.

A picture of the Moon and Stars.

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How to Book

1) Please read our Coronavirus Terms & Conditions

2) Watch our 'We're Open Again' video below

3) By clicking on the 'Book Your Tickets' link below you confirm that you accept the terms and conditions above on behalf of your group.

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

Cancellations

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