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South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

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Address: 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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fantastic and realistic experience never visited before

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Margery P
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 at any time of day. Learn about the moon ,Venus,Mars and Mercury. All about Hubble... More 

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Fareham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 coffee before sitting down for her to tell us about the work of the Centre... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 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 walk in through the giftshop and even walked us down to the train station as... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 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 keep up to date with the night sky. Sit back relax and enjoy your space... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 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 all ages. The planetarium is well equipped with a wonderful star projector and video plus... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 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 on the International Space Station will eventually help a trip to Mars in 2025-30. With... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 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 so they don't miss it. It's an excellent venue, the building is great, loads of... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 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 on display inside. Our presentation by Dr John Mason in the star dome was superb... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 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 perfectly compliments the exciting new display on Tim Peake and the International Space Station at... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This was recommended to me for a trip with my 4 year old grandson and myself. It was very busy as it was half term but we had a great time. Lots going on and loads of things to play with and to find interesting. The staff were friendly and helpful. It caters from the very young ( a soft... More 

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