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What's On

Find out what's on at the Observatory Science Centre for 2019. We're offering a packed programme, with some new things on offer this year!

Astronaut Academy

£12.75 per Child

Half day workshop for 6 - 8 year olds. What does it take to become an astronaut? We will investigate with some exciting activities to discover the challenges faced when reaching space.

Moon Watch

£12.75 per Child

Thursday 9th April 2020 - half day workshops for 6-8 years olds. Learn all about the features of the Moon through fun interactive activities. Make your own Moon model and create some fantastically messy craters.

Dinosaurs and Fossils

£12.75 per Child

Thursday 16th April 2020 - half day workshops for 6-8 year olds. Come and find out how fossils told us that dinosaurs actually existed. Make your own plaster cast of a fossil and tour the Centre on a fossil hunt; our stone floor is full of all sorts of interesting stuff!

Rocket Science

£12.75 per Child

Half day workshops for 6-8 year olds. How does such a huge rocket actually get off the ground? Why does it "break up" and where do the astronauts sit? Come and find out in this fascinating and fabulously fun workshop and you even get to build and launch your own water rocket.

Earth & Beyond

£12.75 per Child

Tuesday 14th April 2020 - half day workshops for 9-11 year olds. What makes volcanoes blow, the Earth quake and the icecaps melt? What is in space and how do we know? This workshops looks at our dynamic Earth and how we look beyond Earth into space. We will even look down from space to learn more about the Earth.

Eyes on the Universe

£12.75 per Child

Half day workshops for 6 - 8 year olds: 'Eyes on the Universe' What's in space? Can we go there? Can we see it? How big is it? Is there anybody there? So many questions! Come and find out some of the answers by doing fascinating hands-on activities.

Spring Comets and Curry

£38.00 per Adult

25th April 2020. The debris left behind by the comet Thatcher gives rise to the April Lyrids meteor shower. Join us for a warming curry and informative talk before heading out to try and spot some meteors (shooting stars). If the weather is good you will also have an opportunity to look through the historic telescopes, some of the largest working telescopes in the country.

Celebration Sundays

It is the 25th anniversary of The Observatory Science Centre in 2020 and we are celebrating throughout the year. Celebration Sundays will be held on the first Sunday of every month from February to November (with the exception of September). There will be different themes and activities each month but we will be showcasing just how much fun science actually is.