We have many extra events and activities throughout the year in addition to what we already offer during your daytime visit. We continue to expand the programme of special events so there is something for everyone to enjoy. We offer atmospheric evening events as well as seasonal activities including our fun-filled activity weekends such as British Science Week activity weekend and Bubbletastic Bank Holiday! We are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 with an engineering challenge weekend, we will be opening our ecology zone over the summer holidays and we are continuing with our Lifelong Learners Week in September. We do not book any school visits during Lifelong Learners week but reserve it for talks and demonstrations to encourage our more senior audience to come along; you are never too old to learn something new!
In 2020 we are celebrating a very special year: the 25th anniversary of The Observatory Science Centre. At the beginning of every month (February to November) we are hosting 'Celebration Sunday.' Each month we will host different activities related to science and astronomy so come and help us celebrate in style!
At present The Observatory Science Centre remains open to the public and will continue to take bookings for upcoming events. The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a registered Charity (298542).
Bookings will be taken for all workshops, events and courses with payment deferred and taken just prior to the event taking place.
The Observatory Science Centre reserves places in good faith that you will keep us informed if you subsequently decide not to attend.
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.