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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!

Stargazing Evenings

£8.75 per Adult — £6.75 per Child

Come and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere that surrounds the Observatory at night and, weather permitting look through some of the largest telescopes in the country at some extraordinary night sky objects. Don't worry if it is cloudy we have a cloudy night contingency; a fascinating planetarium style talk! No booking required.

Perseids Shooting Stars

£15.00 per Adult

15th August. As Earth passes through the debris trail left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle, particles of space dust enter the atmosphere leaving a trail of light behind; a shooting star. Join us for an informative talk to learn more about this fascinating yearly event. If the weather is good you will also have the opportunity to view through the historic telescopes.

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.

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.

Crime Detectives

£12.75 per Child

Half day workshops for 6-8 year olds. Oh no a crime has been committed and we need your help to assist with an investigation!

Bubbletastic Bank Holiday Weekends

Join in the fun during our Bubbletastic Weekends for the early May and August Bank Holidays. The bubble show will demonstrate how to create the most spectacular bubbles and will try to find out if you can make a square bubble - is that really possible? You may also get a chance to find out what it is like to stand in a bubble. No pre-booking required and this activity is FREE with your normal admission.

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.

Parking

Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following unprecedented rainfall

Please use the hardstanding car park on Wartling Road: just south of the estate entrance

Blue Badge parking bays available as usual behind the main building

All parking is free!

You are welcome to call ahead to check any details.........