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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 2017......
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The Observatory Science Centre will be open daily from Saturday 28th January 2017.
NEW for 2017!
We are proud to present our beautiful new large scale Orrery! This fantastic addition to the Spectacular Science exhibits is located in the Domes of Discovery exhibition in Dome F. The Orrery shows the movements of the planets and our Moon around the Sun giving you a fantastic insight into why we can see planets at different times as the years progress.
2017 Information Leaflet
Spectacular Science for Schools
Further Astronomy Course
Starting on the 1st February 2017 this six week course is designed for more advanced students. While building on the foundation provided by the introductory course you do not need to have completed this course to take part but a basic understanding of astronomy is assumed. The aim of the course is to provide a good overview of modern astronomy and astrophysics. It will discuss how modern science is applied to developing our understanding of a wide range of astronomical objects and other, more exotic astrophysical phenomena, and how these fit together into processes currently believed to be operating in the Universe. There are limited spaces available so book early to avoid disappointment.
OPEN EVENING 4th February
On the 4th February The Centre will re-open again for the evening at 6.30pm. Come and explore the Centre at night - it is a different atmosphere entirely! All the indoor hands-on interactive exhibits will be available and if the weather is good there is the added bonus of being able to look through some of the country's largest telescopes at some fabulous night sky objects including Venus, Mars and the Moon. If you are not able to look through the telescopes don't worry, we will have a fascinating planetarium style show for you which will walk you through the wonders of the night sky showing you objects you wouldn't ordinarily see. Normal admission price applies but if you are visiting during the day and would like to return for the evening, then take advantage of our special offer of just Â£5 per person (only valid with a receipt purchased on the 4th February 2017). Alongside the historic telescopes there will be the smaller telescopes of local amateur astronomers.
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