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

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Welcome

Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
We look forward to welcoming you through 2017......

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

Mid-term holiday programme: open daily from 10 am.

Monday 29th May– Sunday 4th June

There are Tours of the Telescopes and Science Shows alongside our hands-on exhibits. Once you have paid your admission price, there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for these tours or shows….. please ask for tour and show times when you arrive.

From Monday 29th May we will be presenting 'SOUNDS LIKE FUN' so be prepared to make some noise!
Fantastic pre-bookable workshops are offered separately to the regular programme and must be booked in advance.

Workshops may have to be cancelled if less than 6 children are booked so please call us today to secure a place.

30th May ‘Juggling is Catching’ NEW half day workshop
Age 6 - 11: 10.30am – 1pm

31st May ‘Car of the Future’ NEW half day workshop
Age 6 - 8: 10.30am - 1pm
Age 9 – 11: 2pm - 4.30pm

1st June ‘Forensics Investigation’ half day workshop
Age 6 – 8: 10.30 – 1pm
Age 9 – 11: 2pm - 4.30pm

NEW for 2017!

We are proud to present our beautiful new large scale Orrery! This fantastic addition to the Spectacular Science exhibits is located in the Domes of Discovery exhibition in Dome F. The Orrery shows the movements of the planets and our Moon around the Sun giving you a fantastic insight into why we can see planets at different times as the years progress.

In addition we now have a Lithophone. This fantastic musical instrument is an octave made of stone. Come and try it for yourself and see what tunes you can play.
2017 Information Leaflet
2017 Events and Activities Brochure
Spectacular Science for Schools
Music and the Stars
7pm - 12.30am: On this special summer Open Evening we are going to entertain you with music from a local band 'The Equatorial Group.' There will also be a bar so sorry children this is for ADULTS ONLY. It will not be dark when the Centre opens but as well as the interactive exhibits to enjoy the band will be playing and the bar will be open throughout the evening. It promises to be a wonderful atmosphere and quite different from a daytime visit. If the weather is good you will also get to see Jupiter and Saturn through the telescopes as well as other fascinating night sky objects. If the weather is not suitable for viewing there will be a planetarium talk in our large white geodesic tent. Normal admission price applies so fantastic value for money and an evening not to be missed! No booking required.
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Cuckmere Bus
Every Wednesday 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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