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    The Northern Lights




    Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle
    and watch electrified particles from the Sun spiralling down
    into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the
    wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights'.

    Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the
    Sun cause displays of the Northern Lights, and how these are
    visible from the ground as faint glows, coloured arcs or, at
    their most spectactular, coloured rays and bands of auroral
    light dancing back and forth across the night sky.

    Find out when are the best times to see the Northern Lights,
    where the best places are to see them, and when they might
    once again be visible from Southern England.

Important Notice:
At the start of a Planetarium show, your eyes will take a few minutes to adapt to the dark. For this reason, latecomers cannot be admitted. To avoid this, please ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.

Admission Prices: £7.00 for adults, or £5.00 for children under 16.

PLEASE NOTE that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards at present.

This show is suitable for children age 6 and upwards.


As space in our star theatre is limited, visitors for the public presentations are strongly advised to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets may be reserved by telephoning the Planetarium on 01243 774400, or the ticketline on 07818 297292.

If we are unable to deal with your telephone request for information immediately, please leave your name and telephone number and the nature of your enquiry and we shall call you back as soon as we can.

Tickets for the public presentations are also available, to personal callers only, from the Tourist Information Office in The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester.