Founded in 1995 we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2020.
Help us celebrate by sharing your stories, your memories and your photographs.
We would especially like to hear from you if The Observatory Science Centre has made a positive impact on your life and perhaps your career.
Welcome to our special year of celebrations. It is 25 years since we began to restore the historic telescopes and domes of the observatory at Herstmonceux to create The Observatory Science Centre you see and enjoy today. Once described as ‘a labour of love unfolding in the Sussex countryside’ it has grown to become an outstanding attraction and resource, bringing science to the public in a unique historic setting. When we started work Sir Patrick Moore jubilantly announced that the observatory had been ‘saved for science’. More than that, thanks to the dedication of all who have worked and volunteered here, it has been saved for the thousands of visitors who have experienced all we have to offer and the joy of just being in this very special place.
Stephen Pizzey, Founder and Director.