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

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British Science Week

British Science Week (BSW): March

This is a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths event and activities that take place across the UK.

The Centre offers a special programme for pre-booked groups, plus an activity weekend and open evening for all visitors.

BSW at The Centre

Each year we offer a Spectacular programme during BSW consisting of a new science show alongside a workshop and our interactive exhibits.

Where appropriate the workshop and show have a complementary theme.. see galleries below for themes of recent years.

This is a popular time for school visits and places are limited so we recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Cost and How to Book

£5.90 per pupil: Science Show, Workshop and Hands-On Exhibits (indoors and out).
ALL supervising adults free of charge.

Shows last 30 - 40 minutes and take place throughout the day in the geodesic dome.
Telephone: 01323 832731

Destination Space 2016

Our theme for British Science Week 2016 is 'Destination Space'.
We are delighted to offer a science show and workship linked to this amazing project.
Places are limited - please call us to check availability.

Lander Workshop

Key Stage 2 / 3 pupils can have an activity such as The Lander Workshop, alongside the Science Show and interactive exhibits.

When explorer craft are sent to other planets, a ‘Lander' is often launched to investigate the surface. Pupils will be given criteria to consider and will work in groups to design and make a lander from assorted junk items. The pay load could be a raw egg and the lander will be attached to a water rocket and fired!

The workshop lasts approx. 45 minute and groups will participate throughout the day.



Science Show Risk Assessment
KS1 Destination Space Workshop
KS2 Destination Space Workshop
BSW in March
British Science Week (BSW) is a 10-day programme of around 4500 events running throughout the whole of the UK with the aim of celebrating science, engineering and technology and its importance in our lives. With no restrictions on who can organise events, the topics on which they are focused, the audience or the venue, the resulting programme is a hugely varied and eclectic mix suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
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