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South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

Sir Patrick Moore Building High School Kingsham Road | Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8AE, England
+44 1243 774400
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Interesting and unusual

I took the family here for my husband's birthday recently, including our grown up daughters and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Holly_M_99
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Fascinating and educational.

Really wonderful talks by the best lecturers on their subject. Amazing sky dome,,almost as good as... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Eleanor J
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Sir Patrick Moore Building High School Kingsham Road | Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8AE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took the family here for my husband's birthday recently, including our grown up daughters and their boyfriends - we all loved it! The chap doing the talk was extremely knowledgeable and the whole experience was fascinating. Only downside was that we were in the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Really wonderful talks by the best lecturers on their subject. Amazing sky dome,,almost as good as the planetarium in London.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We went to another showing, this time on the space station.Presented in a clear and exciting way we all learned a lot and enjoyed the visit. Run by volunteers, it is just amazing. The people on duty seem very knowledgable and helpful and it needs...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Travelled from Bournemouth and arrived too early. Whilst sitting in car having lunch Andrew Copping invited us in for a cup of tea and to watch a space film. My grandchidren were thrilled to bits and I was tremendously impressed by his warm and kind...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We got 2 cancellation tickets at the last minute and were so glad we did. The place was full and some people might find it claustrophobic until the night sky appears above you. The planetarium is everything you'd expect with comfy aircraft seats. But the...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This is a real planetarium, not a glorified cinema. The hour long presentation illustrated the night sky over Chichester that day (with small digressions for the so called "super red blue moon" that was coming). I'm still not sure I could find all the stars...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Took my 7 year old nephew to the star of Bethlehem show. He loved the dome with it's comfy seats reclining back to watch the show which kept him interested all the way through. It was really interesting and I loved it too. He also...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Always a enjoyable evening and very enlightning talk about a home grown astronaut. A very good visit with youngster.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Although this place can prove awkward to find, once found it is well worth the visit. We watched a full dome show about Tim Peake and ISS which was excellent and informative for adults and older children at a reasonable price. It was pleasantly unusual...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

I came here in August 2017 with my wife and 2 friends for a talk about an outgoing satellite and general info about the galaxy and universe, I have to say my mind was totally blown. A fantastic event, something totally different than what I...More

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Nas B
9 August 2017|
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Response from Sinead W | Reviewed this property |
It is recommended you book a place, but any time I've been there there have been plenty of seats left. I would still book in advance just in case they had the place full for a school outing or something.
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luke r
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
14 December 2015|
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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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