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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.

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.

Crime Detectives

£12.75 per Child

Half day workshops for 6-8 year olds. Oh no a crime has been committed and we need your help to assist with an investigation!

Adults Exclusive Stargazing & Planetarium Experience

£15.00 per Adult

October 17th 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.

The Wider Universe

£88.00 per Adult

This new 5 week course is just above beginner level, aimed at those with a basic understanding of astronomy. It will go beyond our Solar System and introduce you to stars, galaxies and cosmology.

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.