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We are delighted to announce the arrival of our second inflatable planetarium. Jo Harris, Educati...
read more » 9th Apr 2014 12:23
Hurrah.. the field has dried out at last and we are back to having ample FREE parking for all vehicl...
read more » 19th Mar 2014 14:35
A full programme of events is planned for National Astronomy Week. Limited places remaining so call ...
read more » 21st Feb 2014 14:41
The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

Welcome

Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
2014 Season
The Centre is open daily
10 am - 6 pm (last admission 4 pm)

We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Thank you for supporting us!
Telephone: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

Easter Holiday Spectacular Information

Materials Show in action! Saturday 5th April – Tuesday 22nd April
There are daily telescope tours and science shows alongside our hands-on exhibits. Once you have paid your admission price, there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for these tours or shows!
             3 Telescope Tours per day usually at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
             3 Science Shows per day usually at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

This holiday we will be presenting the MATERIALS SHOW!
Picnic Marquee Friday 18th – Monday 21st April – Easter Science Trail – our alternative to an Easter Egg Hunt!
Follow the sheet of science questions that will lead you around the centre and then claim your Easter Egg if the answers are correct.  Normal admission price applies – NO EXTRA CHARGE for the trail.
2014 Information Leaflet
2014 Events and Activities Brochure
Schools Key Stage Leaflet
MUSEUMS AT NIGHT 16/17 MAY
In addition to the usual day time opening The Centre will also be open from 8pm - 12.30am on Friday 16th May as part of the Culture 24 initiative "MUSEUMS AT NIGHT". Take the opportunity to look through the historic telescopes at JUPITER, MARS & SATURN, an opportunity not to be missed (see Open Evenings in the Astronomy section for further details). ALSO on the 17th May we have a Cheese & Wine supper with a fantastic quiz with a twist based on a "Who Dunnit?" style mystery and a science show. There will also be viewing on this night too if you dare go into the domes!! (Booking required for the Cheese and Wine evening only - see themed evenings for prices and how to book). Please note that viewing is weather dependent.