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

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2016 Festival Feedback

Monday 12th September 2016 - 14:22 Big Thank You
...a big thank you to you and all of your staff at this years astronomy festival. You all did a fantastic job at keeping the spirits and morale up despite the weather!
This is our 6th year and it's always been great fun.
Once again thank you all for making it an enjoyable, magical experience!

Christian and Jay, visitors
Friday 9th September 2016 - 12:27 Thank you for another enjoyable Weekend
This wasn't our first astronomy weekend. We really enjoyed it, particularly the hands on experiments. Unfortunately due to the weather on Saturday night we didn't visit the Centre, but we have done this on previous years and really enjoyed it. The camping field was great. Thank you for another enjoyable weekend. Hope to be with you for the next one.

The Pont and Stevens families, weekend visitors
Friday 9th September 2016 - 10:23 Fantastic Weekend
This is our 6th festival and it is wonderful to see the event it has become and the same people returning year on year, plus also newcomers........

Overall a fantastic weekend and I do hope this event continues to flourish. We look forward to returning next year.

George, weekend visitor
Thursday 8th September 2016 - 15:52 A good first impression and experience
Although the weather was disappointing, as a first time visitor, I found the people were very friendly. I think that the highlight for me was the pub quiz night. I met a lot of very well informed contestants and I learnt a lot. Overall the general setup was good with a nice firm ground campsite. The catering van was a god send, mainly because of the weather, crewed by two cheerful guys. The lectures were another highlight with the people very approachable and happy to answer questions.

Peter, weekend visitor
Monday 5th September 2016 - 21:18 Great Weekend
Thank you so much for a great weekend at the astronomy festival.....
A big thanks to everyone there. You make a great difference to a lot of lives and will have a huge positive impact on science for everyone.

Edward, visitor
Monday 5th September 2016 - 19:31 Fantastic
Overall we thought the Festival was fantastic. All of us including our two young children thoroughly enjoyed everything. We will come again.

Edward, visitor
Monday 5th September 2016 - 17:14 Thanks for a great weekend
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are definitely planning to come again next year. The camping field was well organised and what we expected from the information on the website.
Found the lectures that we went to accessible and informative. There was plenty of family stuff to do and the staff giving talks and running sessions were so informative and enthusiastic that I think my girls will remember and learn from the sessions. As a family we particularly enjoyed the rocket making workshop, talk in Dome B (Destination Space) and informal talk in Dome E.
Monday 5th September 2016 - 15:53 Great One
I really enjoyed this years festival as usual. Many thanks for making it a great one.

Antony, visitor
Monday 5th September 2016 - 15:35 It was brilliant!
I thought despite the weather it was brilliant - we love the Observatory and so do the kids and I have been to a number of events over the years.

Louise, weekend visitor
Monday 5th September 2016 - 14:09 Usual high standard maintained
I would like to express my thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of the event and in the running of the event over the weekend. The usual high standard was maintained and despite the weather I had a great time......

The lectures I attended were all good. Interesting subjects, well presented and pitched at a level suitable for the wide range of people attending. The people on the trade stands were very helpful.....

All in all I had a great weekend and all being well will be returning next year....

Once again I would like to thank you all including all the volunteer helpers for a great time.

Graham, weekend visitor
Monday 5th September 2016 - 13:03 Loved the weekend
I thought most of the setup has improved over the years. Food bar was good this year.....
Missing lectures on imaging this year or help on telescopes in general, but lots of help on the campsite.
Would recommend Telescope Doctor Stand.....
Loved the weekend, shame about cloudy nights. See you all next year.

Paul, visitor