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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

October mid-term school holiday information

Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm: last admission 3 pm.

During the local school mid-term holiday:
Saturday 22nd - Monday 31st October

We have daily telescope tours and science shows alongside our hands-on exhibits. Once you have paid your admission fee, 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 ‘NEWTON IN MOTION’
A fun show about Isaac Newton and the 3 Laws of Motion.
We also have 2 pre-bookable children's workshops on 25th & 27th October.
Please call as soon as possible to secure your place as workshops may be cancelled if there are less than 6 children booked.
Please note: the cost of the workshop does NOT include entry into the science centre.

PLUS: 2 Open Evenings for everyone on 22nd & 29th October.
Normal admission prices apply

PLUS: Halloween Weekend 29th & 30th October.
Drop-in Halloween activites £2 extra per child.

Uniformed Groups Twilight Week 21st - 25th November

A fantastic opportunity to visit on a winter’s evening, no matter what size your group.

Your visit will include:
  • Tour / badgework session
  • Planetarium presentation
  • Night Sky observing – weather permitting
  • Indoor interactive exhibits
The Gift Shop and Café will be open through the evening. Catering can be pre-booked (additional charge). Pre-booking essential. No minimum group size, but children must be accompanied by uniformed leaders from their group.

Book to arrive any time from 5 pm and depart any time up to 9 pm.
Cost: £6.95 per child. Uniformed leaders free of charge.
Additional adults / non-scouting children £5.95.

Monday 21st  Places available
Tuesday 22nd Places available
Wednesday 23rd  Places available
Thursday 24th Places available
Friday 25th  Limited availability
FEEDBACK from November 2015
"Massive thank you from our cubs. The staff all round were really helpful last night and very friendly. We look forward to coming again: Plus the parents were saying how much infrmation the children relaid to them which is a great sign of how much they took on board."

"Thank you everyone involved in the evening- it was very interesting and great to link with our Stargazer Badge"

"The evening was very well organised and made for a smooth transition from stage to stage. It was nice for the cubs to have interaction with other groups. All staff were very polite and helpful. We're looking forward to returning in the future"

"Shame about the weather- but at least we had the planetarium with the knowledgeable presenter. Hopefully next time the weather will allow us to use the telescopes"

"Fantastic evening and the girls (brownies) loved it. WE had very positive feedback from parents at the next meeting. There was plenty to do and the staff were extremely helpful"

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 22nd 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). This evening also coincides with the end of the peak of the Orionids meteor shower so watch out for some fast moving meteor as they streak across the sky. 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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