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South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

Address: Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8RP, England
Phone Number: 01243 774400
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Ranked #13 of 23 Attractions in Chichester
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Fabulous James Mason really gave a good hour seemed like an exciting 20 mins, to look at the sky at night from the moon, to planets saturn and mars visible from the beach tht night, various summer stars. He was very knowledgeable and included information about hubble photos where more star and nebulae detail can be seen. Fora star enthusiast... More 

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Selsey England
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really enjoyed the Hubble telescope show. great presenter. wonderful pictures - we learned alot! Good value but not recommended for young children as shows are 1 hour and not in a movie format.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Took my 8yr old son, we didn't know what to expect, the telescope displays were interesting but the main reason for the visit is the planetarium show, it was a 1hr show and was presented in an entertaining and easy to follow way, keeping us fully engrossed and interested in the story. It was amazing to sense his reaction to... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to one of the shows which went into huge detail about the solar system. The staff were very helpful and the show itself is truly immersive. An absolute treat right on my doorstep(I live in Chichester)

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely staff who were very helpful. The presentation was about our galaxy and the milky way. A brilliant talk given by a very an enthusiastic man who obviously loves the subject. Hidden behind a school the planetarium is somewhere not to be missed. When the lights go out and you see the stars it is amazing. We were told the... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Oh what a treasure hidden behind the school. A very well informed and amusing talk about the planets, stars, a must to see. I will go again as the talks change.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Took my 7 year old daughter last night! They had a talk about the northern lights! Firstly you sit in Airplane style seats but theses are far more laid back! Then they dim the lights and they project the stars onto the ceiling which is great! But wait until the take away the city lights! Wow! Reminds me of seeing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Would definitely recommend visiting the planetarium. The show was great value with live, well-informed and enthusiastic commentary. Staff were friendly and helpful and the venue has a wide variety of displays including interactive computer programmes. The home made cakes in the coffee shop are worth a visit too.

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west sussex
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I didn't know Chichester had a planetarium, let alone one tucked away on a school campus, but I decided to give it a try with my 9 year old son who loves all things to do with space. It is a nice centre with an exhibtion and computer room too. We were greeted by a team of very enthusiastic volunteers... More 

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Fantastic place to visit, always worth a visit, great facilities, really well run by a team of volunteers

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