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South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre - Things to Know Before Visiting

Sir Patrick Moore Building Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Rd, Chichester PO19 8RP, UK


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About South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre is a charitable organisation set up to promote science and, in particular, Astronomy. It has a 100-seater auditorium, displays, shop, library and computer room. The centrepiece of the star theatre is the projector which projects nearly 4500 stars and other celestial objects on to the dome. There is free car parking adjacent to the Planetarium building, easy access for the disabled, and it is only a short walk from Chichester rail and bus stations.

Attractions Near South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

Pallant House Gallery
Pallant House Gallery0.9km from South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester is a leading UK museum that stimulates new ways of thinking about British art from 1900 to now. It houses one of the best collections of Modern British art in the country - all within the distinctive setting of an 18th century townhouse and a 21st century gallery. In 2002 the Gallery received a collection of 18th century Bow porcelain, donated by Geoffrey Freeman. It was donated the collection to the Holburne Museum Museum as part of a deaccession programme ap

Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral1.03km from South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

Chichester Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Chichester. It is located in Chichester, in West Sussex, United Kingdom. It was founded as a cathedral in 1075 when the seat of the bishop was moved from Selsey. It has fine architecture in both the Norman and the Gothic styles, and has been described by the architectural critic Ian Nairn as "the most typical English Cathedral".

The Novium Museum
The Novium Museum1.16km from South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

The Novium is a museum in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England. The name comes from the Roman name for the city, Noviomagus Reginorum. The building is divided into three floors each of which will contain a gallery for exhibition. It contains a research and learning room as well as a collection store for the social history collection. The museum is built directly over the top of the Chichester's Roman Bath House complex which are displayed in the ground floor gallery.

Priory Park
Priory Park1.36km from South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

Priory Park is a public park in Chichester, West Sussex, England. The park has a rich heritage and is bordered by the medieval city walls to the north and east which are built upon the original Roman foundations. The park contains Chichester Castle and the Guildhall. The park has also played host to county cricket matches, holding its first first-class match in 1852 when Sussex played an All-England Eleven.

Chichester Canal
Chichester Canal2.36km from South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

The Chichester Canal is a canal in England navigable save for its middle. Its course is essentially intact, 3.8 miles (6.1 km) from the sea at Birdham on Chichester Harbour to Chichester through two locks. The canal was opened in 1822 and took three years to build. The canal could take ships of up to 100 long tons.

Fishbourne Roman Palace
Fishbourne Roman Palace2.43km from South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

Fishbourne Roman Palace is located in the village of Fishbourne, Chichester in West Sussex. The palace is the largest residential Roman building discovered in Britain and has an unusually early date of 75 CE, around thirty years after the Roman conquest of Britain. Dating back to the beginning of Roman occupation of Britain this Roman Palace offers visitors of all ages a unique experience. Among the remarkable remains of the North Wing lie over twenty mosaics, including the spectacular Cupid on

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