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South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

Sir Patrick Moore Building High School Kingsham Road | Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8RP, England
+44 1243 774400
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Really interesting and quite breathtaking

An amazing group of volunteers run this wonderful planetarium. We had never been before and took... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Rebecca T
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Fantastic and realistic experience never visited before

Local history group of over 20 seniors. Welcome introduction before going into planetarium about... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Margery P
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sir Patrick Moore Building High School Kingsham Road | Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8RP, England
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+44 1243 774400
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

An amazing group of volunteers run this wonderful planetarium. We had never been before and took our teenage son. All three of us really enjoyed our visit. The Discovering Planets presentation was really interesting and the volunteer who presented and narrated was extremely knowledgeable. I...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Local history group of over 20 seniors. Welcome introduction before going into planetarium about history and support of Sir Patrick Moore in setting up this place with no funding and supported completely by wonderful volunteers. In the planetarium itself which projects 4,500 stars into ceiling...More

Thank Margery P
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Visited here with a group of (senior) adults, but very suitable for all ages and children would be fascinated with it. On entering the building, we were welcomed by a very lifelike waxwork of Sir Patrick Moore before being greeted by Annie who offered us...More

Thank Kathy and Amir K
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We took a group for holiday club and all the children, even though they had a wide age range, loved it. The staff was incredibly helpful and informative. They went out of their way to help the leaders and children. They were kind from the...More

Thank Luciana D
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Sir Patrick Moore himself was involved with this planetarium, it is a great place to visit and the lecturers provide a great insight into whats happening in the upcoming months night sky, I try to go a few times a year to support it and...More

Thank Stupee73
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have been to several shows, the latest being the Tim Peake Show, which showcased the planetarium's new full-dome projection. All the shows are very well presented by Dr Mason who is a font of astronomical knowledge and makes it accessible, fun and interesting, to...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I took six of my astronomy class to see this presentation at the Planetarium. I had visited some years ago, but I was very impressed by the standard of this presentation on how all the experiments Tim Peake and his fellow astronauts & cosmonauts did...More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have been here several times now for various shows over the years and I never stop telling my friends about it and how they must go even offering to book tickets for them to go and reminding them when their show date is due...More

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I took my class of year 2 & 3 children to the planetarium and they absolutely loved it. They enjoyed reading the names of the planets, asteroid belt, etc as we walked up to the planetarium and were amazed by the range of different things...More

Thank jlowe1
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went to the Tim Peake presentation on Monday night - absolutely stunning, superbly presented by Dr. John. I hope that the presentation will be repeated in the New Year, I'm sure lots more people will want to see it when they hear about it. It...More

Thank Peter U
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luke r
Is this disabled friendly?
27 February 2016|
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Response from BetaCastrolectomer |
The Planetarium has two easy access toilets and reserved blue badge parking. The public areas and the Star Theatre are all on one level with a gentle incline leading in. The Star Theatre has 4 places for wheelchairs for... More
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brimoy
is there parking ?
14 December 2015|
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Response from BetaCastrolectomer |
They have a free car park adjacent to the building with allocated Blue Badge/Disabled parking available - ask at the point of booking.
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