Come and explore the Universe in our comfortable, well equipped star theatre. We present new public shows every month (each lasting about an hour). Special shows for private groups and tailored shows for schools and colleges. Free parking. Easy access for disabled. Convenient for public transport. For details and times of all forthcoming shows, or to make a booking for a group, call us on 01243 774400 or 07818 297292 or visit our website www.southdowns.org.uk.

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South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Springtime Stars, Moon and Planets.

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 buy Tickets NowOn late Winter and early Springtime evenings - if the skies are clear - we can see some magnificent star patterns including Orion, the Hunter, and his retinue.There is also a fine display of planets: Mercury may be glimpsed low down in the south-western sky after sunset during the first week of April, trailed briefly by red planet Mars.Jupiter is a truly spectacular object, do
Event date(s):
27th May 2018 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

All Aboard - A Tour of the Planets.

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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 wit
Event date(s):
28th May 2018 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Hubble's View of the Universe.

In April 2013, the Hubble Space TelescopeHubble Space Telescope celebrated 23 momentous years in Earth-orbit. During this time it has made many exciting discoveries which have revolutionised our knowledge of the Universe. It has also captured thousands of glorious images of the wonders of the night sky.During this time it has made many exciting discoveries which have revolutionised our k
Event date(s):
30th May 2018 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Springtime Stars and Galaxies

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On late Winter and early Springtime evenings - if the skies are clear - we can see some magnificent star patterns including Orion, the Hunter, and his retinue.There is also a fine display of planets: Mercury may be glimpsed low down in the south-western sky after sunset during the first week of April, trailed briefly by red planet Mars.Jupiter is a truly spectacular object, dominating the southerl
Event date(s):
15th June 2018 19:30 - 20:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Our Incredible Sun.

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As Summer approaches, we become more aware of our nearest star - the Sun. We feel its heat on a sunny day, and its light is all around us.Come to the Planetarium as we probe the mysteries of this local star of ours. Journey from the unimaginable heat of the Sun's core to its turbulent surface, and onward to its outer atmosphere - the pearly Corona.Witness at first hand the dark sunspots which
Event date(s):
01st June 2018 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Distant Worlds - Alien Life

 Distant Worlds - Alien LifeBuy Tickets NowRecent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets, or 'exoplanets' for short.Featuring stunning fulldome, immersive video sequences that surround you with breathtaking moving colour images.Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to d
Event date(s):
03rd June 2018 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

One Small Step for Major Tim - A Giant Leap Towards Mars

One Small Step for Major TimBuy Tickets NowRecent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets, or 'exoplanets' for short.Featuring stunning fulldome, immersive video sequences that surround you with breathtaking moving colour images.Born here in Chichester, Major Tim Peake completed his secondary
Event date(s):
08th June 2018 19:30 - 20:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Our Incredible Sun.

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As Summer approaches, we become more aware of our nearest star - the Sun. We feel its heat on a sunny day, and its light is all around us.Come to the Planetarium as we probe the mysteries of this local star of ours. Journey from the unimaginable heat of the Sun's core to its turbulent surface, and onward to its outer atmosphere - the pearly Corona.Witness at first hand the dark sunspots which
Event date(s):
17th June 2018 15:30 - 16:30