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Exciting summer programme of Events & Activities .. Check our calendar for details!
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The water lilies are now looking magnificent and you can take home a root and support The Centre! T...
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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

What's on in October?

In addition to our usual opening hours we have several events coming up in October including:

OCTOBER 1: 'Kill for a Curry!' Our take on a Murder Mystery.
OCTOBER 7: Open Evening for the Draconids Meteor Shower
OCTOBER 10: Autumn Star Search Course. A four week course.
OCTOBER 22: Open evening for the start of the half term holidays
OCTOBER 25: 'Earth and Beyond.' A twilight workshop for 10-13 year olds
OCTOBER 27: 'Eyes on the Universe.' Two half day workshops for 6-9 year olds.
OCTOBER 29-30: Halloween Activities Weekend. Drop in sessions throughout the day
OCTOBER 29: Open Evening for Halloween with drop in Halloween activities.

Please note that booking is essential for some of the events listed above. Please check the relevant sections for further details.

Summer 'pop-ups'

Through the school summer holiday we offered additonal 'pop-up' activities in our Eco Zone area and Inflatable Planetarium.

As promised, here is the gallery of Butterflies that you created so we hope you can find yours!

2016 Information Leaflet
2016 Events and Activities Brochure
Spectacular Science for Schools
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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On the 7th October The Centre will re-open at 6.30pm for the evening. As well as the indoor hands-on interactive exhibits you can also take the opportunity to look through some of the country's largest historic telescopes at some fascinating night sky objects including the Andromeda galaxy and the Ring nebula (weather permitting). Alongside the historic telescopes our local astronomy society and volunteers will be manning their smaller telescopes for you to have a look through. Viewing is weather permitting. However, there will be a cloudy night contingency planetarium show as well as being able to look at the telescopes and listen to knowledgeable operators. If the weather is unsuitable and there is nobody in the Centre before 8pm then the evening will be cancelled.
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