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The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
We look forward to welcoming you through 2016......

Thank you for supporting us!
Telephone: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

May / June mid-term holiday programme

The Centre is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 4 pm).

We've planned lots of special activities during the local school mid-term holiday alongside our hands-on exhibits. Once you have paid your admission there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for these exciting activities:

Daily tours of the telescopes: mid-day, 2 pm and 4 pm.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May: Build an ISS. Part of our Destination Space programme

Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June: 'Juggling is Catching' demonstrations and 'have-a-go' activities at 11am, 1 pm & 3 pm.

See our YouTube promo....but note we cannot guarantee cartwheeling astronauts will be on site during your half term visit!

PLUS: fantastic pre-bookable half day workshops:  

1st June 'Car Power'
age 6 - 9: 10.30 am - 1 pm OR 2 pm - 4.30 pm

2nd June 'Forensics Investigation
age 6 - 9: 10.30 am - 1 pm OR 2 pm - 4.30 pm

Workshops may be cancelled if there are less than 6 children booked so please call 01323 832731 to secure a place.

4th & 5th June 2016

Country Lifestyle Classic Summer Fair

Destination Space

Join the crew as we continue our Destination Space Project to celebrate the European Space Agencies first British Astronaut on the International Space Station during 2016. We will be following Tim Peake's mission on the ISS, keeping up to date with what he is doing and following his journey back to Earth.

Watch out for our special events during 2016 which will include:

28th & 29th May'Build an ISS,' a weekend of activities when you can build components to go onto a large ISS model with an expert, Jerry Stone, as well as building your own small space station.

2nd & 3rd July: 'Family Rocket Weekend' which also celebrates the approach of the Juno spacecraft towards Jupiter.
All this plus the destination space family science show throughout the whole of the summer holidays.
See here for further details about the project 

GOOD LUCK with your mission Tim!

2016 Information Leaflet
2016 Events and Activities Brochure
Cuckmere Bus
Every Wednesday from 17th February 2016 you can leave the car at home and still visit The Centre. PLUS you receive reduced entry of just £5 pp when presented alongside a valid Cuckmere bus ticket.
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Build an ISS
This is your opportunity to take part in constructing a large and accurate model of the ISS - out of toilet rolls, pizza trays, bamboo skewers, kitchen foil, straws and lollipop sticks! The designer, Jerry Stone will host a number of sessions allowing you to drop in and make some parts of the model. The whole construction will be put on display once it is completed. There will also be an area for you to build you own simple, smaller space station model to take home with you. While there should be quite a bit of material available it would really help if you could bring in some bits and pieces yourself to recycle into your ISS model.
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