British Science Week takes place in March and is a 10-day programme of around 4500 events running throughout the whole of the UK with the aim of celebrating science, engineering and technology and its importance in our lives. With no restrictions on who can organise events, the topics on which they are focused, the audience or the venue, the resulting programme is a hugely varied and eclectic mix suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
6th - 15th March 2020
BSW is always a popular time for school visits and places are limited so we recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Each year we celebrate BSW by launching a Spectacular new science show which is offered alongside our interactive exhibits and a workshop.
Our new 2020 show is a Destination Space show: SPACEPORTS & SATELLITES
Destination Space is a partnership between the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres, the UK Space Agency and the Government's Space Flight Programme: Launch UK
Cost £6.25 per pupil: Science Show, Workshop and Hands-On Exhibits (indoors and out).
ALL supervising adults free of charge.
Shows last approx 35 minutes and take place throughout the day in the geodesic dome.
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.