Sunday 17th July @ 3:30pm
Duration 60min Approx
In July 2004, after a 7-year journey, a huge robot spacecraft - named Cassini - entered orbit around the ringed planet, Saturn. Since then, Cassini has sent back numerous spectacular images of the planet, its rings and Moons, and has made many unexpected discoveries.
In January 2005, a saucer-shaped probe called Huygens, (carried by Cassini to Saturn), parachuted through the clouds of Saturn's largest Moon, Titan.
Visit the Planetarium for all the very latest news about the "Ringed Planet", which is now well placed in the night sky.
The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre is located at the southern end of the Chichester High Schools campus.
There is no direct access off the Chichester Bypass. Vehicular access via Kingsham Road only.
Please note there are two free car parks available.
The South Downs Planetarium one of two car parks.
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Because we are a charity run by volunteers we are only open for the public shows from 45 minutes before the published show time. Therefore there is no facility to accommodate casual visitors..
The seats in the main auditorium are ex-aircraft seats. Those in the first two rows are set at a slightly reclined angle to provide the best possible view. They can, however, be tipped forwards to enable easier access to the rows behind when entering and leaving. The seats in the back row do not recline. They provide a wide view of the entire dome area, which some of our visitors prefer.
To ensure that you have the best possible experience, please inform us in advance about any disability needs for assistance or special requirements. Email us on email@example.com or call 01243 774400. The Planetarium building is fully accessible for wheelchairs.
Please also consider making any donations under the Gift Aid scheme. It costs you nothing and gives us more. Download the Gift Aid form here