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

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Astronomy Festival 2017

Dates for your diary!

The festival will be held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September in 2017.

Bookings will be taken from 1st March 2017.

More information will be posted in the new year.

Festival 2016

Despite the weather we had another fantastic weekend in 2016. Thank you for coming along and supporting the Centre and helping to make the weekend very special.The atmosphere was again incredible and the speakers were fantastic and we must thank them all for giving up their time to come and speak for us.

The programme was packed and thanks go to everyone who contributed to the brilliant activities including:

The South Downs National Park
SEPnet (the University of Sussex)
The Society for Popular AStronomy
Wealden Astronomical Society
East Sussex Astronomical Society
Eastbourne Astronomical Society

There are so many other people to thank including the trade stall holders who generously donated raffle prizes:

Telescope House
365Astronomy
Astronomy Now
Primary Science Resource Packs.

Hailsham district council for lending us the white line marker which helped us enormously when marking out the caming pitches.

Astronomy Now and Sky at Night for advertising.

A huge thank you must go to Telescope House for donating the Telescope for the Grand Prize Draw. The sale of these tickets is enormously beneficial to us and really helps with the upkeep of the telescopes and domes. 

Finally it is our visitors who make this festival so special. We receive no external funding to keep the Centre running or the telescopes maintained so by visiting us you are keeping the Centre alive and we appreciate your support enormously. Thank you!