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    Our Galaxy, The Milky Way



    Studded with fabulous star clusters and beautiful, multi-coloured
    clouds of gas streaked with dust, the faintly glowing band of the
    Milky Way arches almost overhead from horizon to horizon at this
    time of year.

    Come to the Planetarium for an exciting journey through our
    Galaxy to see at first hand the wonder of new stars being born,
    planetary systems in the making, the growing pains of young
    stars, and the entrails of an exploded star. Travel to the
    Galactic Centre where, hidden behind dark clouds, a massive
    black hole may lurk unseen.

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.