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

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Telescope Discovery Tour & Workshop

A package desgned to educate and enthralpupils with a tour of the historic telescope domes, including handling of artefacts used by the astronomers; plus telescope making activity.

Pupils will have the opportunity to discover how the astronomers would have worked at The Royal Observatory, how the telescopes were used and what can be learnt from them.

Groups of pupils have a structured timetable including three x 30 minute sessions:
  • How a refractor telescope works, plus artefact handling.
  • How a reflector telescope works, plus artefact handling.
  • Telescope making with lenses and tubes.

In between these staff-led sessions there are opportunities to explore the hands-on exhibits indoors and out (weather permitting) and to have lunch, visit the shop etc.

Pupils remain under the supervision of their group leaders at all times.


Cost
£6.90 per pupil
Supervising adults FREE - 1 adult is required per group.
Telescope Discovery Risk Assessment