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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 2017......

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

Friday 31st March - Sunday 23rd April

We are open every day from 10 am- including the Easter weekend!

Throughout the Easter holiday there will be Tours of the Telescopes and Science Shows alongside our hands-on exhibits.
Once you have paid your admission price, there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for these tours or shows….. please ask for tour and show times when you arrive.

This holiday we will be presenting our extremely popular DESTINATION SPACE show celebrating Tim Peake’s mission as the European Space Agency’s first British Astronaut on the International Space Station

PLUS
Saturday 1st April Open Evening 8 pm – 12.30 am.

Fantastic pre-bookable workshops are offered separately.
Booking is essential for these workshops which may be cancelled if less than 6 children are booked. £11.25 half day / £22.75 full day.

4th April ‘Be an Astronaut’ half day workshop 
Age 6 - 8: 10.30am – 1pm or 2pm – 4.30pm

5th April ‘Man in the Moon’ half day workshop  
Age 6 - 8: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm

6th April ‘Mysterious Moon’ Twilight Special  
Age 9 – 11: 2pm – 8pm

11th April ‘Rocketry’ half day workshop 
Age 6 – 8: 10.30 – 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm

12th April ‘Space Junk Creative’ half day workshop 
Age 6 – 8: 10.30 – 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm

NEW for 2017!

We are proud to present our beautiful new large scale Orrery! This fantastic addition to the Spectacular Science exhibits is located in the Domes of Discovery exhibition in Dome F. The Orrery shows the movements of the planets and our Moon around the Sun giving you a fantastic insight into why we can see planets at different times as the years progress.

In addition we now have a Lithophone. This fantastic musical instrument is an octave made of stone. Come and try it for yourself and see what tunes you can play.
2017 Information Leaflet
2017 Events and Activities Brochure
Spectacular Science for Schools
Cuckmere Bus
Every Wednesday why not leave the car at home and visit The Centre on the Cuckmere Bus! PLUS you receive reduced entry to The Centre of just £5 pp. when presented alongside a valid Cuckmere bus ticket.
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OPEN EVENING 1st April
On Saturday the 1st April The Centre will re-open again for the evening at 8pm. Come and explore the Centre at night - it is a different atmosphere entirely. All the indoor hands-on interactive exhibits will be available and if the weather is good the main focus of the evening is looking through some of the country's largest telescopes at some fabulous night sky objects including the Moon and magnificent Jupiter. If the weather is not very good and you are not able to look through the telescopes don't worry, if there are enough visitors in The Centre we will have a fascinating planetarium style talk for you which will walk you through the wonders of the night sky showing you objects you wouldn't ordinarily see. Normal admission price applies but if you are visiting during the day and would like to return for the evening, then take advantage of our special offer of just £5 per person (only valid with a receipt purchased during the day on the 1st Aril). Alongside the historic telescopes there will be the smaller telescopes of local amateur astronomers.
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