Would you like to learn how to recognize the constellations and navigate your way around the night sky? Would you like to learn more about the wider universe or the solar system? Are you beyond the beginner stage but are still looking to further your knowledge?
We are running different evening courses in 2020 to try and answer these questions and much more!
Booking essential for evening courses
A fantastic opportunity to learn how to navigate your way around the night sky. There are two 4 week courses to choose from; one in Spring and one in Autumn.
This 4 week course will introduce you to our Solar System including planets and their moons and how important our Sun is.
This 5 week course assumes some basic astronomy knowledge and will introduce you to cosmology and our place in the Universe.
In addition to the evening courses we are also running one day courses in practical astronomy: Telescope Clinics and Night Sky Photography.
PLUS we are launching two NEW learning days: Introduction to Astronomy for families and Introduction to Life in the Universe for adults.
An excellent opportunity to learn how to use your telescope properly
An excellent opportunity to learn how to progress your photography skills into the night sky. Photo by John Fox the lecturer on the day.
This one day course aims to introduce families to the fascinating world of astronomy.
A one day course which explores what we need to know about looking for life on other worlds and the possibilities of it ever existing.
People come for astronomy courses from the Cities of London and Brighton as well as many other local towns and further afield.
Booking essential for one day courses
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of The Observatory Science Centre from 18th March 2020 until further notice.
This decision was made in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice, which our charity has been carefully monitoring and following.
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our absolute priority during this difficult time.
Given the uncertainty we are all facing, we don’t yet know when we will re-open. If you have booked group visits / upcoming events etc. we will be in contact when we return to work.
We sincerely wish good health for you and your families during these uncertain times and we can’t wait to welcome you back as we continue our 25th anniversary celebrations.
The Observatory Science Centre team
Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support.