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  • Map

    How To Find Us

    The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre is located at the southern end of the Chichester High Schools campus.

    By Road:
    Turn off the A27 Chichester By-Pass at the roundabout marking the junction with the B2145 Selsey road, but turning north into Whyke Road, towards Chichester City Centre, and after 500 yards turn left into Kingsham Avenue. (If you reach the railway line you have gone too far.) Travel along Kingsham Avenue until the road nar-rows, where it becomes Kingsham Road, and the main entrance to the Chichester High Schools is 300 yards further on, to the left. On entering the High School site, follow the road southwards, until it curves to the right, and after another 20 yards turn sharp left just before the Tim Peake Sports & Conference Centre. Follow the straight single carriage road (highlighted in pink on the map below) all the way to the end, into the car park which is situated behind the Planetarium building. Brown and white signs will direct you to the Planetarium from Kingsham Road. Car parking is FREE.

    NOTE FOR SATNAV USERS:
    Please DO NOT try to find the Planetarium by entering our postcode into your satnav; you will not be taken to the correct place. If you want to enter a postcode, please use PO19 8AE which is the postcode of the Chichester High Schools and will bring you in via the correct Kingsham Road entrance.

    By Train and Bus: The Planetarium is situated just 5 minutes' walk from both Chichester bus and railway stations. From the bus station, walk southwards across the railway line into Basin Road, passing the police station on your left, then turning immediately left onto a footpath signposted to the Planetarium. From the railway station enter Basin Road from Stockbridge Road, and after passing the Canal Basin to your right, turn right onto the footpath sign- posted to the Planetarium. Access to the Planetarium is via a single carriage road leading off to the right from this footpath. (See the route highlighted in pink on the map below.)

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  • The Souths Downs Planetarium Trust is a Registered Educational Charity No. 1096869

    For further information about all South Downs Planetarium activities, contact:

    The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre
    Sir Patrick Moore Building
    Kingsham Farm
    Kingsham Road
    Chichester
    West Sussex
    PO19 8RP

    Tel: 01243 774400 Ticket hotline: 07818 297292

    Attention: Mr Andrew Copping, General Manager
    at the postal address given above

    Tel: 01243 774400

    e-mail: sdownsplanet@btconnect.com

    Company No. 4632506

    Trustees:

    Robert Kirk BA (Secretary);
    Dr John W. Mason MBE; Ann Mills MCIPD