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.
Comets and Curry£35.00 per Adult
16th November. The debris left behind by the comet Tempel-Tuttle gives rise to the Leonids meteor shower. Join us for a warming curry and informative talk before heading out to try and spot some meteors (shooting stars). If the weather is good you will also have an opportunity to look through the historic telescopes, some of the largest working telescopes in the country. FULLY BOOKED
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.
Christmas Songs by Starlight£12.00 per Adult — £8.00 per Child
Come and enjoy a host of Christmas songs with Hailsham Choral, a local choir to welcome the spirit of Christmas. There will be mulled wine and a mince pie to help bring in the festive cheer (alternatives will be offered to the children). Weather permitting there will also be an opportunity to look through the telescopes at some fascinating night sky objects.
Transit of Mercury
Come and join us to safely look at the rare transit of Mercury as this inner planet crosses the disc of the Sun. This will not happen again until 2032! You must NEVER look directly at the Sun but we will be using specialist Solar telescopes.