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

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Welcome

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

February mid-term holiday programme

The Centre is open every day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (last admission 3.00 pm).

During the local school half term Sunday 14th February – Monday 22nd February 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 half term we will be presenting our fun, interactive sound show: ‘Sounds like Fun’


Plus fantastic pre-bookable workshops for children

16th February: ‘A Hearty Workout’ Age 6-9: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm

17th February: ‘Curious about Chemistry’ FULL

18th February: Creative Chemistry’ Age 10 – 13: 10.30 am – 1 pm

Pre-booking essential for workshops: Please call 01323 832731. Workshops may be cancelled if there are less than 6 children booked.


PLUS Saturday 20th February Open Evening from 6.30pm – 11 pm

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION

We are encountering yet another exceptionally wet winter and our field is waterlogged, but we are very fortunate to have contingency parking arrangements.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK YOUR VEHICLE ON ANY GRASS WITHIN THE ESTATE AS IT IS WATERLOGGED: YOU WILL RUIN THE GROUND AND WE HAVE NO MEANS TO ASSIST VEHICLES THAT GET STUCK.

CARS:
Use the large, FREE tarmac car park on Wartling Road. This is on the south side of the entrance barrier driveway and just a short walk on a private roadway within the Herstmonceux Estate. The car park is unlit, so for late visits you may like to bring a torch.

BLUE BADGE HOLDERS:
Follow signs to park at the back of The Centre with ramped access.

COACHES / MINIBUSES:
Park on the gravel coach park within the estate as usual.

DO RING AHEAD IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF ANY ARRANGEMENTS.
Thank you to all visitors for being so understanding and for NOT parking on any grassed areas!
All parking is FREE.

Please be advised that the outdoor Discovery Park is assessed daily and we may have to close the area if the ground is too boggy for footfall.

Do wear appropriate footwear and warm clothing.

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 a 'Build an ISS,' a themed evening for Museums at Night, chidren's workshops and much more.  See here for further details about the project 

GOOD LUCK with your mission Tim!

2016 Information Leaflet
2016 Events and Activities Brochure
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