South Downs Planetarium

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Summer Nights Shooting Stars

The Northern Lights.

Friday, 16th October 7.30pm

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A photograph of The Northern Lights.

Image: Courtesy of NASA

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About This Show

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 spectacular, 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.

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Important Information

  • Admission: Adults £7:00. Children 6 to 16 years £5:00.
  • Not Suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Duration 60min Approx
  • Opening Times: 45 minutes before the show.

Accessibility

To ensure that you have the best possible experience, please inform us in advance about any disability needs for assistance or special requirements. More about Accessibility here

mask Face masks must be worn at all times, unless exempt. Under new Government guidelines, family groups attending shows must be six persons or fewer, including children. Under new Government guidelines, family groups attending shows must be six persons or fewer, including children.

Please read our Coronavirus information below

Cancellations

cancellations must be received at least 24 hours before the booked show date and time in order to receive a refund or make an alternative booking

Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, by making a booking, you as ticket holders agree to comply with the safetymeasures set out in the 'Our Response to Coronavirus document'

The video below explains the measures we have taken to make the Planetarium ‘COVID-Secure’.