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.

Museums at Night: Travels through Time and Space

£35.00 per Adult

Saturday 18th May. This evening event not only coincides with the national initiative 'Museums at Night' it also coincides with a 'Seasonal Blue Moon.'Come and join us for curry and a unique evening travelling through 'Time & Space.'

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.

Bubbletastic Bank Holiday Weekend

4th - 6th May: Join in the fun during our Bubbletastic Weekend for the Bank Holiday. Create the most spectacular bubbles, find out what it is like to stand in a bubble, try to make the biggest bubble you can and even see if you can make a square bubble - is that really possible? Our bubble wall in the Light and Colour exhibition will also explain what you are looking at and why you see what you see. No pre-booking required and this activity is FREE with your normal admission.