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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 2018......

Thank you for supporting us!
Telephone: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741


As part of Science Projects ongoing investment in this unique attraction, there will be site maintenance and redecoration throughout September.
The front of the building has scaffold in place and painting through the main corridor- section by section.

The Centre will be open every day and to thank you for your understanding and patience, we have reduced admission to £5 pp ( £5.50 with Gift Aid).
This reduction is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, voucher, group rate etc.

You can still purchase Joint Tickets for the science centre and gardens & grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

We look forward to welcoming you soon......

Operation Earth

We are proud to have been chosen as one of the 11 partner science centres to engage with this fascinating Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) funded  project. Look out for our Operation Earth activities throughout the year and help us investigate our wonderful planet.           

For more information see our Operation Earth  page.

Exclusive Book NOW AVAILABLE

The Isaac Newton Telescope - at Herstmonceux and on La Palma

We have produced a limited edition of just 200 gold-foiled copies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT).

These are available with the exclusive INT pin badge designed for us by Brighton based artist Mark Charlton.

Paperback, 104 colour and black/white illustrations.
By Anthony Wilson.
Science Projects Publishing 2017. ISBN 978 0 9512394 2 1

Exclusively available from The Observatory Science Centre shop or via mail order.
Cost £23 (including p & p)
Please call us to make card payments.

Cheques payable to 'Science Projects Ltd' and send to:
The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex
BN27 1RN

Mark Charlton limited edition

We are delighted to have 25 of Mark's INT50 prints (A2) available from a limited print run of 50.

Just £25 Once they’re gone, they’re gone!!

We are unable to post, so payment / collection must be in person.
Please call us to discuss 01323 832731
2018 Information Leaflet
2018 Events and Activities Brochure
Spectacular Science for Schools
Cuckmere Bus
Every Wednesday from 14th February, why not leave the car at home and visit The Centre on the Cuckmere Bus! PLUS you receive reduced entry to The Centre of just £5 pp. when presented alongside a valid Cuckmere bus ticket.
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OPEN EVENING 22nd September
On the 22nd September The Centre will re-open for the evening at 6.30pm. Come and take the opportunity to look through some of the country's largest telescopes at some fascinating night sky objects (weather permitting). Saturn is still in the night sky and Mars will be visible too. There is also a nice bright Moon to look at. If the weather is not suitable for viewing you will still be able to see the stars during a planetarium style show when you will be led through the night sky by a knowledgeable guide. See open evenings in the 'What's on section' for further details.
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