Jon Chase in Space!

Are aliens lurking among us? What might they look like and where could they come from? Jon Chase reveals the current truth about aliens, delving into the fiction and the facts and revealing the real scientific search for aliens being carried out by the worlds's leading space agencies and universities. 

Enjoy Jon Chase's extra-terrestrial live science show as part of a full day out at the Science Centre. A full schedule of planetarium shows and hands-on investigative activities in the Invention Studio will be running as well as free alien face-painting, and a film screening of Home (U) in the planetarium on Saturday 21 April!

About Jon Chase

Jon Chase, winner of the 2017 Josh Award for science communication, is an author, science communicator, presenter, science rapper and educational entertainer.

Jon Chase completed an honours degree in Aerospace Engineering he then gained a BSc in Science and Science Fiction and a Masters degree in Communicating Science. He has an intense passion for scientific thinking and believes that knowledge should be made available in a way that allows as many people as possible the opportunity to gain access to it. Jon's presenting work includes CBBC Space Hoppers, Street Science for the Open University, and a one hour Bitesize Science programme for BBC Learning. His raps also finish off each episode of CBBC Space Hoppers, as well as featuring on CBeebies Rhyme Rocket and are included amongst the Bitesize science online learning resources.

Show tickets cost £1 on top of general admission. Live shows at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30 on Saturday and at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00 . Shows last for approximately 30 minutes. Recommended for children age 8+, although all ages are very welcome to attend.

Whilst you are here

Enjoy full access to the Centre’s two floors of hands-on interactive science exhibits, the Invention Studio and the outdoor picnic and play area. There’s also direct access from Winchester Science Centre to Magdalen Hill Butterfly Conservation reserve for those who want to experience views across the South Downs National Park.

No visit would be complete without experiencing an immersive 360 degree fulldome show the planetarium (additional tickets required). 

Planetarium Schedule

10.30am  Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (fulldome film, 30 min)
11.20am  We are Aliens (fulldome film, 24 min)
12.10pm  The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)
1.00pm  We are Stars (fulldome film, 24 min)
1.50pm  The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)
2.40pm  We are Aliens (fulldome film, 24 min)
3.30pm  We are Astronomers (film, 24 min)
4.20pm  We are Stars: SEN friendly (fulldome film, 24 min)

Movies in the Planetarium presents:
Home (U) on Saturday 21 April at 4:20pm. 


Show tickets cost £1 per person on top of general admission. Children age 0-2 free of charge if sitting on lap. Advance booking recommended.

This event will take place in the Space Marquee. Doors open 15 minutes prior to advertised show time.







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