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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

September 2017 

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

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st - 3rd               Special Event: 'Annual Astronomy Festival'
11th - 15th 'Lifelong learners Week'
13th Astronomy Course: 'Astronomy and Space' for beginners (Wednesdays for 12 weeks)
17th Course: 'Introduction to Astro-Imaging'
23rd Open Evening
October 2017

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

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Saturday 21st October - Sunday 29th 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

7th                       Open Evening: 'Draconids Meteor Shower'
16th Astronomy Course: 'Autumn Star Search' (Mondays for 4 weeks)
21st Open Evening: 'Orionids meteor shower'
24th Children's Workshops: 'Light Fantastic' half days (6-8 years)
25th Children's Workshops: 'Eyes on the Universe' half day (6-8 years)
26th Chidren's Workshop: 'Earth and Beyond' Twilight (9-11 years)
28th & 29th Special Event: 'Halloween Spooktacular Weekend'
28th Open Evening: 'Halloween Spooktacular'
November 2017

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

This month we are ALSO offering

11th                     Open Evening: 'Taurids Meteor Shower'
17th Open Evening: 'Leonids Meteor Shower'
18th Special Event: 'Comets and Curry'
20th - 24th Groups Special: 'Uniformed Twilight Week'
25th Course: 'Telescope Clinic'
December 2017

Open weekends ONLY on 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

Please note we are not open during weekdays in December.

This month we are ALSO offering

1st Special Event: '50th Anniversary of the INT'
2nd                     Special Event: 'Christmas Songs by Starlight'
8th Special Event: 'Corporate Christmas Murder'
9th Open Evening: 'Geminids meteor Shower'