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Exciting programme in place for the October mid-term. Join us for science and astronomy edutainment.
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Exciting summer programme of Events & Activities .. Check our calendar for details!
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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 2016......

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

End of season 2016

The Centre will ONLY be open to the general public on 10th / 11th December: 10 am - 5 pm (last admission 3 pm).

Plus: Open Evening on Saturday 10th December 6.30 pm - 11pm.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Did you know?
Our Spectacular gift shop is located within the entrance reception so you are welcome to browse the shop without having to pay to enter The Centre.

Huge choice of stocking fillers from 15 pence
Fantastic range of science based toys, gifts, souvenirs,
Astronomy related items and books.

Pop along and see for yourself 10th & 11th December -  we believe we even have ideas for the ones that are impossible to buy for - how about astronaut food and a space blanket!
This is your opportunity to browse at your leisure without struggling through crowded shops.

PLUS - Parking is FREE and every purchase helps to support The Centre.

Summer 'pop-ups'

Through the school summer holiday we offered additonal 'pop-up' activities in our Eco Zone area and Inflatable Planetarium.

As promised, here is the gallery of Butterflies that you created so we hope you can find yours!

2016 Information Leaflet
2016 Events and Activities Brochure
Spectacular Science for Schools
The Centre will re-open for the evening on Saturday 10th December from 6.30pm-11pm. This is the last open evening of the season and coincides with spotting some Geminids meteors. This meteor shower is now considered the most active and reliable shower with slower moving shooting stars making them easier to see. Apart from looking for meteors with your unaided eye we will be using the telescopes to look at some fascinating objects such as the Moon and the Orion Nebula. Come and join us and take the opportunity to look through some fabulous historic telescopes. If you are intending to visit during the day of the 10th December then your ticket entitles you to a special offer admission in the evening of just £5 per person.
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