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

The Northern Lights Sun 24th Feb 3:30pm

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Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circleand watch electrified particles from the Sun spiraling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights'Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of the Northern Lights, and how
Event date(s):
24th February 2019 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

How to Choose and Use Your New Telescope. Course 16/03/2019

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Looking to purchase a telescope but not sure where to begin?Already own a telescope but not sure how to use it?Come to the Planetarium for a friendly, informative afternoon under the expert guidance of Dr John Mason, where you will find out everything you need to know about choosing and using your own telescope.Course fee: £16 per person
Event date(s):
16th March 2019 13:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Springtime Stars, Moon and Planets. Sunday 24th March

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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):
24th March 2019 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Seven Wonders of the Solar System. 17th February 2019 15:30 - 16:30

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From the searing surface of our Sun, we head past beautiful blue Earth to the grandest volcanoes and most spectacular canyons in the Solar System, then on to some quite remarkable moons of Jupiter, and finally to the glorious rings of Saturn, and yet more remarkable moons.Fasten your seat belts for the trip of a lif
Event date(s):
17th February 2019 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

All Aboard - A Tour of the Planets. Thurs 21st Feb 1:30pm

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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):
21st February 2019 13:30 - 14:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

All Aboard - A Tour of the Planets. Tues 19th Feb 1.30pm

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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):
19th February 2019 13:30 - 14:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Distant Worlds - Alien Life Feb 20th 1:30pm

 Distant Worlds - Alien LifeRecent 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 discover new pla
Event date(s):
20th February 2019 13:30 - 14:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

Hubble's View of the Universe. 03/03/2019

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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):
03rd March 2019 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

The Northern Lights Sun 1st March 19:30

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Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circleand watch electrified particles from the Sun spiraling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights'Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of the Northern Lights, and how
Event date(s):
01st March 2019 19:30 - 20:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

The Northern Lights Sun 10th March 15:30

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Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circleand watch electrified particles from the Sun spiraling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights'Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of the Northern Lights, and how
Event date(s):
10th March 2019 15:30 - 16:30
South Downs Planetarium - Science & Astronomy

First Humans On Mars. 17/03/2019

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Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos, have long been the subject of human interest.Spacecraft have shown us a bitterly cold, dry planet, with huge volcanoes, vast canyons, craters and ancient river valleys.See how humans may get there and what will be needed for survival.Find out the challenges and benefits of a martian colony and also the dangers inherent in space exploration.Fasten your sea
Event date(s):
17th March 2019 15:30 - 16:30