Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Telegraph Way
Morn Hill
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1HZ
England

Website

www.winchestersciencecentre.org/

E-mail

All general enquiries

info@winchestersciencecentre.org

Telephone

General Enquiries

01962 863791

School Bookings

01962 891900

Corporate Hire

01962 891904

PR & Marketing

01962 891915

Fax

All depts.

01962 868524

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Winchester Science Centre is a unique hands-on interactive science and technology centre with 100 exhibits to amuse and enthuse the whole family. At Winchester Science Centre you will understand how to bend light, create your own tornado and vortex, create electronic music and see your body through a heat sensitive camera. Winchester Science Centre has been created to bring to life the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Winchester Science Centre has the UKs largest capacity digital planetarium, showing both presenter-led and pre-recorded shows.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

Opening hours

10:00 - 16:00 every day
10:00 - 17.00 weekends
Extended opening hours during school holidays

Admission charges

Adults: £10.00 with Gift Aid
Children: £7.00 with Gift Aid
Concession: £8.00 with Gift Aid
Planetarium: additional £2.20
Planetarium Only ticket: £5.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Science and Technology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

  • 25 October 2014 6-9pm

Regular Saturday night planetarium showings. These evenings feature both live, presenter-led shows and pre-recorded 360o fulldome film shows.
6pm and 8pm: Mercury, Venus & Mars: Visit our three rocky neighbours in space, and discover the huge differences between these. Find out how we have found about about them and what possibilities exist for setting up colonies or discovering alien life. Show includes a trip down to the surface of Mars to visit the Curiosity rover!
7.15pm: We Are Astronomers

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets: £10 / £8

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/page/?title=Saturday+Night+at+the+Planetarium&pid=267#

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Hands On Activities

  • 25 October 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 26 October 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 27 October 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 28 October 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 29 October 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 30 October 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 31 October 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 1 November 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 2 November 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Come along and make a flying ghost, fold an origami flying animal and make some balancing bats!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, Adult £10.00, Child (age 3-16 years) £7.00

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/page/?title=October+Half+Term+Activities&pid=318

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Brilliant Bats

  • 25 October 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 26 October 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 27 October 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 28 October 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 29 October 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 30 October 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 31 October 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 1 November 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm
  • 2 November 2014 11:30am-12pm, 1:30-2pm

Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, Adult £10.00, Child (age 3-16 years) £7.00

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/page/?title=October+Half+Term+Activities&pid=318

STS-49 Launch

Something in the Air Daily Live Science Shows

  • 25 October 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 26 October 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 27 October 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 28 October 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 29 October 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 30 October 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 31 October 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 1 November 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm
  • 2 November 2014 10:30-11am, 1:30-2pm

Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Live Science Shows take place within the main exhibition area, last around 20 minutes and are suitable for all ages. They are free once a general entry ticket has been purchased!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, Adult £10.00, Child (age 3-16 years) £7.00

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/page/?title=October+Half+Term+Activities&pid=318

After Dark Event

After Dark: Adults Only!

  • 6 November 2014 6-10pm

"Visited the 'Adults Only' evening. Had an absolutely super time, without feeling that "kids should go first!" We will be back and bring some of our friends. I loved the planetarium show and hope to meet some like minded people."

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £10 / £8

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/AfterDark/?pid=143

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

  • 8 November 2014 6-9pm

Regular Saturday night planetarium showings. These evenings feature both live, presenter-led shows and pre-recorded 360o fulldome film shows.
6pm and 8pm: Reading the Sky - where am I?
Look up at the sky. What can it tell you about where, and when you are? As we whirl our way through the solar system, the directions in which we see the Sun, Moon and other planets - and how they appear to us - all give clues about our location on the Earth's surface and what time of day and year it is. Learn to read the clues and you will never look at the sky in the same way again!
7.15pm: Back to the Moon: For Good!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets: £10 / £8

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/news/?pid=1&nid=2&storyid=55

A Swarm of Ancient Stars

Space Lecture - Proto-stars and Planet Formation

  • 12 November 2014 4:30-7:30pm

How do you build a star? This talk by Dr Anna Scaife will guide you through the processes that go into creating a star like our own Sun, including how the dusty disks around young stars may go on to form planetary systems. It will also show you how astronomers are able to observe these processes from here on Earth using not only optical light but also the hidden parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

16:30: £8.00 / £6.00
18:30: £10.00 / £8.00

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/SpaceLectures/?pid=177

Heart

Singles Event

  • 21 November 2014 7-10:30pm

Each event will be held in the unique setting of Winchester Science Centre. Guests have the chance to enjoy canapés, a welcome drink, a planetarium show and a range of activities. The cost of a ticket also includes a curry (including vegetarian option) cooked in the onsite cafe. There will be a range of fun introductory games and time to mingle with others. No science knowledge required!

Tickets are £20 per person. Please book online: www.winchestersciencecentre.org or call 01962 863791. Pre-booking is essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20 per person

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/news/?pid=1&nid=2&storyid=121

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

  • 22 November 2014 6-9pm

Regular Saturday night planetarium showings. These evenings feature both live, presenter-led shows and pre-recorded 360 fulldome film shows.Look up at the sky. 6pm and 8pm: Reading the Sky - where am I? What can it tell you about where, and when you are? As we whirl our way through the solar system, the directions in which we see the Sun, Moon and other planets - and how they appear to us - all give clues about our location on the Earth's surface and what time of day and year it is. Learn to read the clues and you will never look at the sky in the same way again!
7.15pm: Back to the Moon: For Good!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets: £10 / £8

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/news/?pid=1&nid=2&storyid=55

After Dark Event

After Dark: Adults Only

  • 2 December 2014 6-10pm

"Visited the 'Adults Only' evening. Had an absolutely super time, without feeling that "kids should go first!" We will be back and bring some of our friends. I loved the planetarium show and hope to meet some like minded people."

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets: £10 / £8

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/AfterDark/?pid=143#

Earth

Space Lecture - Cosmic Inflation - Prof David Wands

  • 10 December 2014 4:30-8pm

Lecture: inflation is a period of accelerated expansion in the very early universe that has become widely accepted by cosmologists in recent years. This talk will discuss how inflation provides an understanding of how the large-scale structure of our Universe today could originate from quantum fluctuations.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

16:30 lecture: £6.00 / £8.00
18:30 lecture: £8.00 / £10.00

Website

http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/page/default.asp?pid=177

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