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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.

Telescope Clinic for Adults

£55.00 per Adult

The course is a mix of classroom based teaching in one of the domes and practical hands-on teaching outdoors so you can learn 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. Only 1 space left please phone The Centre on 01323 832731. FULLY BOOKED

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.

British Science Week Activity Weekend

14th-15th March. To celebrate the end of British Science Week, we are holding an Activity Weekend. There will be lots of extra activities and this year we are focusing on space exploration. No extra cost to normal admission.

Adults Exclusive Stargazing & Planetarium Experience

£15.00 per Adult

March 28th a NEW event for 2020: Reserved exclusively for adults only, this Stargazing Evening includes a hot drink and an opportunity to experience a presentation in our fantastic inflatable planetarium. Weather permitting you will be able to look through some of the largest telescopes in the country and translate what you see in the planetarium onto the night sky.

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.

Parking

Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following 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!

You are welcome to call ahead to check any details.........