South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

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South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre
4.5
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The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre in Chichester is a registered educational charity run by a team of dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers.
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jadeycakes
west sussex10 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Enthusiastic tour host who kept the audience engaged. All staff were friendly and knowledgable. Definitely worth a visit, thank you!!
Written 18 April 2022
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Rachel
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed the experience, our presenter was great, really informative and great visuals. The staff were friendly and happy to answer all our questions, thank you 🙏
Written 25 February 2022
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Sophie S
Alton8 contributions
Dec 2021
Family trip to see December skies and planets with our 5 and 9 year old daughters. The volunteers were excellent - welcoming, organised and helpful. The speaker had a wealth of knowledge and we could hear him very well even over the noise another child was making! We found the experience very educational and we learnt a lot. The visuals were stunning. There is a shop with lots of pocket money items for sale. Hope to go back to see Tour of the Planets.
Written 28 December 2021
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tjbaby1
Selsey, UK29 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Forgot to write a review , going back a couple of years , loved this place , been meaning to go back but havnt got around to it , its a must go
Written 25 August 2021
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Dear tjbaby1, Thank you for taking the time to give us such an enthusiastic review. We really appreciate it. We do hope that you find the time to vist us again soon.
Written 3 September 2021
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PfDjw
Beckenham, UK10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Another superb visit. Booked for the summer night sky event which was absolutely brilliant. It really is a privilege to be able to attend a talk given by such a professional. We were in awe! The staff were amazing too. So patient and friendly. Can’t wait to go back again. Thank you all!
Written 5 August 2021
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Hi PfDjw, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the show about the summer night sky. We are also pleased that you found our wonderful team of volunteers to be patient and friendly. They will really appreciate that feedback. Thank you for sharing it with us. We hope that you will visit us again soon.
Written 3 September 2021
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Matt
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
What a wonderful surprise. I have never been to a planetarium, we booked this a something a little different to do while staying in the area.

The talk was fascinating and the show was beautifully prepared and executed.

The Covid safe protocols were second to none and we were made to feel safe a comfortable.

Brilliant place to visit, highly recommend.
Written 3 October 2020
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Hi Matt, We are, of course, delighted that you enjoyed the show, but also very pleased that you felt safe and comfortable during your visit. Our volunteers have taken a lot of time and trouble to make the Planetarium 'Covid-Secure', so we are very happy that our procedures met with your approval. Thank you for your feedback. We hope that you will visit us again soon.
Written 5 October 2020
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BradBourbon
Horndean, UK160 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Just got back from an excellent presentation/course. Had my telescope for 3 years and didnt know how to use it so it just sat in the dining room. Cannot rate it highly enough, john and the whole team were passionate and excellent. I will definitely be using my telescope now, the course has given me that confidence. Really informative. Highly recommended.
Written 7 March 2020
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Sally M
Brighton, UK3 contributions
Jan 2020
We took our Vintage Years Club to the South Downs Planetarium last week and were slightly concerned as we didn’t know what to expect but were delightfully surprised. When the lights went down to reveal our changing night sky it was breathtaking. The talk by Dr Mason was fascinating, full of interesting facts and myths of the mystery of the constellations and planets. We have regular outings and know that our senior citizens need comfort and something interesting to enjoy - this venue filled the bill completely! Lying in the luxurious original 747 reclining seats looking up at our beautiful night sky, learning about our galaxy is something we will never forget.
Written 18 January 2020
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AndyWorsfold
Chichester, UK76 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
My 2nd time at the planetarium but first for the Christmas themed show. A truly excellent experience from the car parking welcome through to the actual show. As I'm getting a telescope for Christmas I will look at courses being run in the New Year.
Written 23 December 2019
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Chelsea
London, UK617 contributions
Nov 2019
Wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but still quite enjoyable.
I was ready for the odd bit of information, relaxation and a light show.
Didn’t get the light show I was expecting, disappointed to see slides on the ceiling.....
Hard to relax and drift off because the lecturer did not stop talking. I admired his passion but would have loved some quiet time.
Seats were wonderfully comfortable.
Written 24 November 2019
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