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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......

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Telephone: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

Destination Space

Join the crew as we continue our Destination Space Project to celebrate the European Space Agencies first British Astronaut on the International Space Station during 2016. We will be following Tim Peake's mission on the ISS, keeping up to date with what he is doing and following his journey back to Earth.

Watch out for our special events during 2016 which will include:

14th May: 'Cheese, Wine and Astronauts' an evening to help celebrate Tim's imminent return from space with an expert, Robin Mobbs, from the National Space academy.

28th & 29th May'Build an ISS,' a weekend of activities when you can build components to go onto a large ISS model with an expert, Jerry Stone, as well as building your own small space station.

2nd & 3rd July: 'Family Rocket Weekend' which also celebrates the approach of the Juno spacecraft towards Jupiter.
All this plus the destination space family science show throughout the whole of the summer holidays.
See here for further details about the project 

GOOD LUCK with your mission Tim!

2016 Information Leaflet
2016 Events and Activities Brochure
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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Cheese Wine and Astronauts
Museums at Night: Saturday 14th May 2016. Come and join us for a fascinating evening to celebrate the imminent return of Tim Peake from the ISS. Following the Cheese and Wine which will consist of a selection of cheeses, crackers, caramelised red onion chutney and grapes plus red and white wine or soft drink we will introduce our guest speaker Robin Mobbs. His interactive talk includes demonstrations and is titled "Astronaut on the International Space Station." Find out what it is like to get to the ISS, live there then get back safely. Weather permitting the talk will be followed by viewing through the telescopes. Suitable for ages 14 and over.
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