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!

Intermediate Astronomy Course

£96.00 per Adult

This six week course builds on knowledge previously acquired on introductory courses. It explores topics in greater depth and introduces different subjects. The course is taught in one of our domes under the backdrop of a historic telescope.

Family Telescope Clinic

£55.00 per Adult — £25.00 per Child

23rd February. The course is a mix of classroom based teaching in one of the domes and practical hands-on teaching outdoors so you can learn as a family how to use your telescope. Members of East Sussex Astronomical Society will guide you through setting up your telescope and getting the best out of it. Weather permitting they will also start you on your way to viewing the night sky.

Open Evenings

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.

Fun with Chemistry

£12.75 per Child

19th February - half day workshop for 6-8 year olds. What is chemistry? It’s exciting, fascinating and above all great fun. We will be experimenting with solids, liquids and gases and while the workshop is designed so the children can carry out the experiments themselves, there will be demonstrations too. Join us and try some seriously fun experiments!

Discover Chemistry

£12.75 per Child

20th February - half day workshop for 9-11 year olds. With exciting experiments to try yourself, this fun-filled morning will help you discover just how cool chemistry can be. We will be experimenting with solids, liquids and gases and finding out what happens when you mix different things together.

Explore the Moon Twilight

£25.00 per Child

21st February - twilight workshop for 9-11 year olds. The Moon is a very interesting and mysterious object. Come and find out all about it. You will make a model, create some craters and learn some fascinating facts. On twilight workshops you also get to visit one of our huge telescopes.

New website

7th February 2019: Welcome to our new website! We are still working on new areas and will soon launch on-line events booking and on-line shop.