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The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Welcome

Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
We look forward to welcoming you through 2018......

Thank you for supporting us!
Telephone: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

Thank you for your support

We are delighted with all of the renovation work undertaken during September 2018.
The Observatory Science Centre operates in a Grade II* Listed Building, looked after by the charity Science Projects. Without your support we would not be able to maintain and develop this unique historical site.
Here is a gallery of before and after images... huge thanks to all the contractors.

Mark Charlton limited edition

We are delighted to have 25 of Mark's INT50 prints (A2) available from a limited print run of 50.

Just £25 Once they’re gone, they’re gone!!

We are unable to post, so payment / collection must be in person.
Please call us to discuss 01323 832731

Exclusive Book NOW AVAILABLE

The Isaac Newton Telescope - at Herstmonceux and on La Palma
2017 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

We have produced a limited edition of just 200 gold-foiled copies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT).

These are available with the exclusive INT pin badge designed for us by Brighton based artist Mark Charlton.

Paperback, 104 colour and black/white illustrations.
By Anthony Wilson.
Science Projects Publishing 2017. ISBN 978 0 9512394 2 1

Exclusively available from The Observatory Science Centre shop or via mail order.
Cost £23 (including p & p)
Please call us to make card payments.

Cheques payable to 'Science Projects Ltd' and send to:
The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
2018 Information Leaflet
2018 Events and Activities Brochure
LEONIDS METEOR SHOWER
On Friday 16th November, the Centre will reopen at 6.30pm to try and spot some shooting stars associated with the Leonids meteor shower. This meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris trail of comet Tempel-Tuttle and gives rise to fast moving meteors between November 15th - 20th. The peak time for the shower is actually on November 18th. In addition Earth is also moving through the debris trail left by comet Encke, which gives rise to the Taurids meteor shower. These meteors are slower moving meteors and occur between October 20th - November 30th, with a maximum on 12th November. Come and join us and take the opportunity to spot these shooting stars as well as looking through some of the country's historic telescopes (weather permitting) at some interesting deep sky objects. Please note if the weather is unsuitable for viewing there is a cloudy night contingency plan with a planetarium style talk guiding you through the stars that can be seen at this time of the year. If you are intending to visit during the day on the 16th November then you are entitled to a special offer admission in the evening of just £5 per person on production of your entrance receipt.
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TELESCOPE CLINIC 24th November
Do you love astronomy? Have you got a telescope that is sitting in a box because you don't know how to use it? Well now is the time to get it out of the box and learn how to use it! Come and join East Sussex Astronomical Society for a late afternoon, early evening course. They will guide you through how to work your telescope and get you on the road to viewing. For more information and how to book go to the Courses page in the Astronomy section. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
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