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Staff at Winchester Science Centre prepare for Planetarium upgrade work

We may well be into half term, but staff at one popular tourist attraction in Hampshire are working towards a rather important deadline.

Winchester Science Centre's Planetarium is due to close on Sunday 2nd June for around three weeks, to allow major upgrade work to take place.

The Science Centre section will remain open as normal during that time.

It's a big task for those in charge of the project, but Charlotte Barnaville from the centre has told us the work will make a big difference:

"We are working with a brand new provider, who are bringing cutting edge technology into our centre here in Winchester.

"This'll mean we can have shows which have embedded sign language and other things available, to help all visitors enjoy their time with us here.

"When we're talking about a planetarium experience, it'll mean someone also with a visual impairment can feel their way around things to find out what's going on.

Charlotte says they're prepared for a busy half term, in which they're expecting to welcome lots of visitors:

"Half term is always an important time of year but we're always busy throughout the year.

"Every school holiday our team are busy organising live science shows and that's continuing now too."

You can hear more from Charlotte in the video below.

(Pictures and video credited to Jonny Freeman)

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