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

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Themed Evenings

Our themed evenings for 2017 have now largely been confirmed and we are looking forward to a packed calendar once more. 

We will again be including a wonderful mix of events and with astronomy close to our hearts there will hopefully be an opportunity to look through our fantastic telescopes, some of the largest working instruments in the country.  


While the Centre makes every effort to accomodate wheel chair users and others with mobility issues, by virtue of the nature of the building (grade II* listed), the telescopes are accessed by steep narrow stairs. If you require further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Science of Beer Curry Night
8th April 2017 

Combining a fascinating talk with some fabulous fun demonstrations all about the process of brewing beer, PLUS the chance to sample some local brew, this is an evening not to be missed!

If that was not enough we will also provide a delicious curry and a voucher to sample a free beer of your choice (soft drinks and wine are also available). A vegetarian curry option is available but we are unable to offer alternatives to the curry.

If the weather is good then there will ALSO be an opportunity to look through the Centre's fantastic historic telescopes at some fascinating night sky objects including Jupiter.

There will be a cash bar throughout the event. and the opportunity to take beer home.

Numbers are limited to a total of 80 so when we have received confirmation of the event book early to secure your place.

Time:    7.00pm - 11.30pm 
Cost:    £30 per person

A Reason to Murder
20th May 2017

Prepare yourself for an evening of sinister happenings for this ‘Museums at Night’ event. Explore the Centre looking for clues and work out who committed murder. Starting with Prosecco and a delicious buffet supper the scene is set and the fun begins! You will also have an opportunity to look through the telescopes and perhaps spot Mars and Jupiter. Last year's event was hilariously good fun so book now to secure your place and we will see you in time for "Murder!"

Time:    7.30pm - Midnight
Cost:     £30 per person

10% discount available for groups of 8 or more


Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to secure your places.

How to Book

To make a booking please telephone the Centre and reserve your place using a credit or debit card. On-line booking may be available for specific events. This will be indicated in the relevant section describing the event.

Telephone: 01323 832731

Refund policy: Any refunds will incur a £5 administration charge. Please note; we will not be able to refund any bookings within 7 days of the event taking place.
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Telephone: 01323 832731
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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