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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!

Intermediate Astronomy Course 2020

£98.00 per Adult

This six week course builds on introductory courses and does require some prior knowledge of basic astronomy. It explores topics in greater depth and introduces subjects beyond beginner level. The course is taught in one of our domes under the backdrop of a historic telescope.

Fun with Chemistry

£12.75 per Child

Tuesday 18th February 2020 - 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

Wednesday 19th February 2020 - 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

Thursday 20th February 2020 - 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.


Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following recent 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!

Please do call ahead to check......