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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!

Eyes on the Universe

£12.75 per Child

Half day workshops for 6 - 8 year olds: 'Eyes on the Universe' What's in space? Can we go there? Can we see it? How big is it? Is there anybody there? So many questions! Come and find out some of the answers by doing fascinating hands-on activities.

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.

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.........