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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!

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.

Over the Moon

£35.00 per Adult

Saturday 15th June. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, this fabulous event will bring music and astronomy together. With a mix of vocal performances and solo piano performances married together with photographs and video, this promises to be a fascinating evening. The price includes a buffet supper and following the performance there will be a chance to view through the telescopes (weather permitting).

Einstein100

£8.75 per Adult — £6.75 per Child

25th May - 2nd June: This year is the 100th anniversary of the total solar eclipse that helped to support Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. One of our working telescopes was used to photograph this historic eclipse on the 29th May 1919 and we are celebrating throughout the week with talks and lots of family friendly activities.

Easter 2019

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We are open daily and have a full programme for the local school holidays