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    Summertime Stars, Moon and Planets



    On late Spring and Summer evenings - if the skies are clear -
    we can see some familiar star patterns, including the Great Bear,
    Leo, (the Lion), Virgo, (the Maiden), Scorpius, (the Scorpion),
    and many others.

    In July and August, from dark locations, the faintly glowing band
    of the Milky Way will be seen arching right across the sky. There
    is also a fine display of planets. The lovely Red Planet Mars is
    seen as soon as darkness falls, and the beautiful ringed planet
    Saturn is also well placed. Venus becomes a brilliant object in the
    early morning sky by the end of June.

    Come to the Planetarium for a breathtaking tour of the night sky
    and to find out more about what there is to be seen on clear
    evenings in late spring and summer.

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.