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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!

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.

Bubbletastic Bank Holiday Weekends

Join in the fun during our Bubbletastic Weekends for the early May and August Bank Holidays. The bubble show will demonstrate how to create the most spectacular bubbles and will try to find out if you can make a square bubble - is that really possible? You may also get a chance to find out what it is like to stand in a bubble. No pre-booking required and this activity is FREE with your normal admission.

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.

Family Introduction to Astronomy

£25.00 per Adult — £25.00 per Child

30th May 2020: New for this year! This one day course is aimed at beginners and offers an opportunity for families to learn together. You will be introduced to the fascinating world of astronomy in an easy to understand way, learning all about what is beyond our little blue planet.

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.