We have our very own rocket in The Centre. You can see it in the photograph at the top of this page. It is called a Petrel Rocket and was used as a sounding or research rocket. It was designed to carry instruments into sub-orbital flight and perform scientific experiments. The one we have is complete so we know it was never fired.
By looking at different rockets you can see they are all different sizes. There are good reasons for this so why not come along and find out more.
Please phone The Centre to make a booking 01323 832731
SPECIAL OFFER: Please note that the cost of the workshop is for the workshop only. If you would like to visit the Centre either after or before the workshop then you will have to purchase an entrance ticket. However, we are offering a special discounted rate of just £6 pp if admission to the Centre is purchased at the time of pre-booking a workshop (not including twilight workshops). This special offer admission applies to any adults who are dropping off children booked onto a workshop and who wish to stay in the Centre and any children within the same group that are not attending the workshop but wish to stay in the Centre (up to a reasonable limit).
FOR EXAMPLE: if the booking is for 1 child attending a workshop and staying in the Centre after the workshop, 1 child not attending the workshop and 1 adult, then you pay:
£12.75 for the workshop + £6 to stay in the Centre after the workshop = £18.75.
£6 for the adult
£6 for the extra child not attending the workshop
This discount only applies if pre-booked AT THE SAME TIME AS BOOKING THE WORKSHOP.
|Tuesday 16th April 2019||10:30||13:00||£12.75 per child|
|Tuesday 16th April 2019||14:00||16:30||£12.75 per child|
|Tuesday 20th August 2019||10:30||13:00||£12.75 per child|
|Tuesday 20th August 2019||14:00||16:30||£12.75 per child|
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The Observatory Science Centre is operated by Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.