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

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Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY 2018

Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Monday 12th February - Sunday 18th February

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows:   11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)

Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.


This month we are ALSO offering:

3rd                    Open Evening
13th Children's Workshop: 'Fun with Chemistry' 10.30am-1pm (6-8 years)
14th Children's Workshop: 'Fun with Chemistry' 10.30am-1pm (6-8 years)
15th Children's Workshop: 'Discover Chemistry' 10.30am-1pm (9-11 years) 
16th Extended Opening: 'Family Dark Skies Festival Day' open until 8pm*
17th Open Evening: 'Dark Skies Festival'*
21st Astronomy Course: 'Intermediate Astronomy' (Wednesdays for 6 weeks)
 25th Course: 'Telescope Clinic'

*Please note that the 'Dark Skies Festival' is a celebration initiated by the South Downs National Park and we are holding an extended opening for families and an Open Evening to help celebrate this festival. See here for further details.
MARCH 2018

Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Astronomy Course: 'Spring Star Search' (Thursdays for 4 weeks)
3rd Open Evening
17th & 18th Special Event: British Science Week Activity Weekend
17th Open Evening
24th Course: 'Family Telescope Clinic'
25th Course: 'Night Sky Photography'
31st Open Evening: 'Blue Moon' ADULTS ONLY


APRIL 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm


LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR EASTER
Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)

Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours may vary.


This month we are ALSO offering:

4th                     Children's Workshop: 'Astronaut Academy' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
5th Children's Workshop: 'Earth & Beyond Twilight' 2pm-8pm (9-11 years)
10th Children's Workshop: 'Explore the Moon' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
11th Children's Workshop: 'Smart Systems' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm 
12th Children's Workshops: 'High Fliers' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
May 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Monday 28th May - Sunday 3rd June

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering:

5th-7th Weekend Activities: 'Bubbletastic Weekend' for the Bank holiday
5th                    Open evening: 'Eta Aquarids' meteor shower
18th Open Evening: 'Museums at Night'
19th Special Event: 'Murder Mystery' 
26th Special Event: 'Adult Lates; Summer triangle part 1'
28th-31st Drop-in activities for the half term holidays
June 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:
Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Drop in activities for the half term holidays
2nd Specal Event: 'The Science of Beer'
24th Special Event: 'International SUNday'
25th-29th Group Special: Uniformed groups Midsummer Twilight Week
30th Special Event: 'Adult Lates; Summer Triangle part 2'


July 2018 

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Monday 23rd July - Sunday 2nd September.

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering:

14th                     Special Event: 'Soundscape'
27th Open Evening: 'Mars at Opposition'
28th Special Event: 'Adult Lates; Summer Triangle part 3'
31st Children's Workshops: 'Chemistry' 10.30am-4pm (6-8 years)


August 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Monday 23rd July - Sunday 2nd September.

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Children's Workshop: 'The Chemistry Lab' 10.30am - 4pm (9-11 years)
2nd Children's Workshop: 'The Chemistry Lab' 10.30am - 4pm (9-11 years)
7th Children's Workshops: 'Astronaut Academy' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
8th Children's Workshop: 'Crime Detectives' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
9th Children's Workshops: 'Mechanics and Drives' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (9-11 years)
10th Open Evening: 'Perseids Meteor Shower'
11th Special Event: 'Perseids Shooting Stars'
14th Children's Workshop: 'Alien Life' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
15th Children's Workshop: 'Red Planet, Blue Planet' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
16th Children's Workshop: 'Moving Electricity' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (9-11 years)
21st Children's Workshop: 'High Fliers' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
22nd Children's Workshop: 'Light and Colour' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
23rd Children's Workshops: 'K'Nex Construction' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
31st Special Event: 'Astronomy Festival'


September 2018 

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Special Event: 'Annual Astronomy Festival'
10th-14th  'Lifelong learners Week'
12th Astronomy Course: 'Astronomy and Space' for beginners (Wednesdays for 12 weeks)
22nd Open Evening


October 2018
 

Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Saturday 20th October - Sunday 28th October.

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price. 

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering: 

6th                     Open Evening: 'Draconids Meteor Shower'
15th Astronomy Course: 'Autumn Star Search' (Mondays for 4 weeks)
19th Extended Opening: open until 8pm
20th Open Evening: 'Orionids meteor shower'
23rd Children's Workshops: 'Subject TBC' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (age group TBC)
24th Children's Workshops: 'Eyes on the Universe' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
25th Chidren's Workshop: 'Full Moon Twilight' 2pm-8pm (9-11 years)
27th Open Evening: 'Museums at Night'
November 2018

Open daily until 27th 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

This month we are ALSO offering: 

10th                     Open Evening: 'Taurids Meteor Shower'
16th Open Evening: 'Leonids Meteor Shower'
17th Special Event: 'Comets and Curry' 
19th-23rd Groups Special: 'Uniformed Twilight Week'
24th Course: 'Telescope Clinic'


December 2018 

Open weekends ONLY on 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

Please note we are not open during weekdays in December.

This month we are ALSO offering

1st                     Special Event: 'Christmas Songs by Starlight'
7th Special Event: 'Corporate Christmas Murder' 
8th Open Evening: 'Christmas Round the Moon'