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South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8RP, England
01243 774400
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Chichester
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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English first
Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Such a joy to have this attraction in Chichester. The presentations are excellent, easy to understand and utterly fascinating. Very comfortable seating.

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Surrey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Extraordinary to find this on Chichester High School grounds - we couldn't believe that it was a proper planetarium! However, we attended on the very day and just a couple of hours after Sir Patrick Moore died. It was an excellent show and a very dynamic presenter who had turned up to do the show, despite being clearly very upset... More

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Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My daughter visited with Brownies and came away very excited and motivated to learn more. Great experience for her.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Staff were extremely knowledgable and approachable! Explored the outer planets for an hour recently. A bit difficult to find but don't let this put you off. Seating was very comfy - old airline seats which are reclined. Will definitely put thus back on the list of things to do when I'm back down there

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

convenient for chichester residents and very reasonable ticket prices. auditorium not particularly comfortable but interesting subject matter, and presenter.

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