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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!

Star Search Courses 2020

£78.00 per Adult

A fantastic opportunity to learn how to navigate your way around the night sky using the constellations as your guide. Taught in one of our domes under the backdrop of a historic telescope and outside under the stars, you will learn how to recognise star patterns and find out more about the mythologies behind them.

Family Telescope Clinic

£58.00 per Adult — £28.00 per Child

7th March 2020. 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.

Night Sky Photography

£58.00 per Adult

8th March 2020. This course will be teaching practical aspects of night sky photography through lectures and demonstrations. You do not need to bring cameras, tripods or telescopes just listen and learn and take away all the essential information you will need to start you on your fascinating journey into night sky photography. Image courtesy of John Fox.

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.

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.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Visitor Information

It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of The Observatory Science Centre from 18th March 2020 until further notice.

This decision was made in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice, which our charity has been carefully monitoring and following.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our absolute priority during this difficult time.

Given the uncertainty we are all facing, we don’t yet know when we will re-open. If you have booked group visits / upcoming events etc. we will be in contact when we return to work. 

We sincerely wish good health for you and your families during these uncertain times and we can’t wait to welcome you back as we continue our 25th anniversary celebrations.

 

The Observatory Science Centre team

Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support.