Welcome

Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2019...

Thank you for supporting us!

  • February mid-term holiday 18th - 25th February

    Open daily 10 am - 5 pm. Last admission 3 pm

    Cafe closes 4.30 pm

    We have a Spectacular daily programme of activities for the local school holiday including Telescope Tours and Science Shows.

    Once you have paid your admission there is no extra charge for these tours / shows.

    Science Shows are normally 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

    Telescope Tours are normally midday, 2 pm and 4 pm

    Please check times when you arrive.

  • Extended closing Friday 22nd February with planetarium

    We are having a late closing on Friday 22nd February when The Centre will be open to 8 pm, with last admission 6 pm.

    We will be hoping for clear skies and viewing through historic telescopes.

    Our inflatable planetarium will be in action all day with timed presentations from 11 am onwards: additional £2 pp.

    Cafe closes 7 pm.

Upcoming Events

New website

7th February 2019: Welcome to our new website! We are still working on new areas and will soon launch on-line events booking and on-line shop.