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

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Themed Evenings

Our themed evenings for 2017 have now largely been confirmed and we are looking forward to a packed calendar once more. 

We will again be including a wonderful mix of events and with astronomy close to our hearts there will hopefully be an opportunity to look through our fantastic telescopes, some of the largest working instruments in the country.  

Access

While the Centre makes every effort to accomodate wheel chair users and others with mobility issues, by virtue of the nature of the building (grade II* listed), the telescopes are accessed by steep narrow stairs. If you require further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Science of Beer Curry Night
8th April 2017 

Combining a fascinating talk with some fabulous fun demonstrations all about the process of brewing beer, PLUS the chance to sample some local brew, this is an evening not to be missed!

If that was not enough we will also provide a delicious curry and a voucher to sample a free beer of your choice (soft drinks and wine are also available). A vegetarian curry option is available but we are unable to offer alternatives to the curry.

If the weather is good then there will ALSO be an opportunity to look through the Centre's fantastic historic telescopes at some fascinating night sky objects including Jupiter.

There will be a cash bar throughout the event. and the opportunity to take beer home.

Numbers are limited to a total of 80 so when we have received confirmation of the event book early to secure your place.

Time:    7.30pm - midnight 
Cost:    £30 per person
ADULTS ONLY

BOOKING ESSENTIAL
A Reason to Murder
20th May 2017

Prepare yourself for an evening of sinister happenings for this ‘Museums at Night’ event. Explore the Centre looking for clues and work out who committed murder. Starting with Prosecco and a delicious buffet supper the scene is set and the fun begins! You will also have an opportunity to look through the telescopes and perhaps spot Mars and Jupiter. Last year's event was hilariously good fun so book now to secure your place and we will see you in time for "Murder!"

Time:    7.30pm - Midnight
Cost:     £30 per person

10% discount available for groups of 8 or more

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to secure your places.

How to Book

To make a booking please telephone the Centre and reserve your place using a credit or debit card. On-line booking may be available for specific events. This will be indicated in the relevant section describing the event.

Telephone: 01323 832731

Refund policy: Any refunds will incur a £5 administration charge. Please note; we will not be able to refund any bookings within 7 days of the event taking place.
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Further Astronomy Course
Starting on the 1st February 2017 this six week course is designed for more advanced students. While building on the foundation provided by the introductory course you do not need to have completed this course to take part but a basic understanding of astronomy is assumed. The aim of the course is to provide a good overview of modern astronomy and astrophysics. It will discuss how modern science is applied to developing our understanding of a wide range of astronomical objects and other, more exotic astrophysical phenomena, and how these fit together into processes currently believed to be operating in the Universe. There are limited spaces available so book early to avoid disappointment.
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