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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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Well worth a visit.

Very interesting afternoon. Wasn’t what I initially expected but thoroughly enjoyed it, even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kfamilyof6
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Posted on behalf of my parents who are part of the U3A group from Hassocks, West Sussex. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarahskid
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sir Patrick Moore Building High School Kingsham Road | Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8AE, England
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+44 1243 774400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting afternoon. Wasn’t what I initially expected but thoroughly enjoyed it, even learned a bit too. Very friendly and helpful staff. Even more satisfying, my 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter were gripped. I’ve never seen them so quiet for such...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Posted on behalf of my parents who are part of the U3A group from Hassocks, West Sussex. We recently took a trip to the South Downs Planetarium and Chichester canal centre. The afternoon was very interesting and educational. The volunteers were all extremely friendly. On...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with a group of 28 senior citizens from a local U3A. We were on a private visit.From arrival to departure we could not have been looked after any better.All the staff are volunteers but extremely knowledgeable. The show in the Planetarium itself was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Andrew_Copping, General Manager at South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback Holly, we’re so happy you enjoyed the show! Please accept our apologies for the experience you had on the back row. As you may know, the planetarium is an educational charity. All of our seats (which were previously part of...More

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Reviewed March 3, 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 February 24, 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 February 14, 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 February 5, 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 February 2, 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 January 22, 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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Nas B
August 9, 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
February 27, 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
December 14, 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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