See below for more informatin about each of the Sundays. Not every Sunday has been given a theme yet but more information will be coming very soon!
Activities will take place between 11am and 4pm, usually with a break for lunch (subject to change). There is no extra charge for the activities; they are included with your regular admission into The Centre.
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.
Sunday 5th April: 3D Animation
It is with great sadness that we are cancelling this event because The Centre is closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Come and produce a model using clay and craft materials then bring your models to life by turning them into stop-motion animations using cameras and animation software. Everyone can then work together and by the end of the day there will be a giant animation.
This is a drop-in workshop but we may have to restrict the numbers at any one time to 20 children to make sure everyone has enough materials. You will probably produce a model in about 10 minutes then spend another 10 minutes animating them.
|Sunday 3rd May 2020||11:00||16:00|
|Sunday 7th June 2020||11:00||16:00|
|Sunday 5th July 2020||11:00||16:00|
|Sunday 2nd August 2020||11:00||16:00|
|Sunday 4th October 2020||11:00||16:00|
|Sunday 1st November 2020||11:00||16:00|
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The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.