We are continually exploring new avenues in order to cater for all tastes not just those with an interest in astronomy. Maybe you enjoy music but haven't even considered looking through a telescope! This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a fabulous evening with the added bonus of looking through some of the largest telescopes in the country, if the weather permits. We are again including a wonderful mix of events incorporating astronomy, music, fun science and Christmas entertainment.
Set among the domes of this famous observatory what better place can you think of to spend an evening? Our events are either catered or you can purchase your supper from our catering van the 'Launch Box.' All our evenings include the opportunity to look through our historic telescopes at the wonderful night sky (weather permitting).
It is the 25th anniversary of The Observatory Science Centre in 2020 and we are looking forward to celebrating this monumentous achievement.
Booking essential for Themed Evenings
While the Centre makes every effort to accomodate wheel chair users and others with mobility issues, by virtue of the nature of the building (grade II* listed), the telescopes are accessed by steep narrow stairs. If you require further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following unprecedented winter 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!
Please do call ahead to check......