The Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre
Wartling Road
Herstmonceux
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
England

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Website

www.the-observatory.org

E-mail

info@the-observatory.org

Telephone

01323 832731

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Day and night at The Observatory Science Centre
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The Observatory Science Centre is one of the UK's leading science centres. Explore science, space and astronomy with over 100 exhibits, both inside and out, amongst the domes and telescopes of a world-famous astronomical observatory.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

The Centre is open every day from Saturday 31st January to Sunday 29th November 2015.
PLUS January weekends: 17th / 18th and 24th / 25th and December weekends: 5th / 6th and 12th / 13th

Admission charges

Adult (with gift aid) £8.80 (without gift aid) £8.00
Child (4-16 yrs) (with gift aid) £6.80 (without gift aid) £6.15
Senior (with gift aid) £7.10 (without gift aid) £6.45
Family of 4 (with gift aid) £27.75 (without gift aid) £25.20. Maximum 2 Adults
2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children
Family of 5 (with gift aid) £31.60 (without gift aid) £28.70. Maximum 2 Adults
2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children

Collection details

Science and Technology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Picture of the Surgeons of Swing

SPRING SWING

  • 25 April 2015 7:30pm-12am

The evening will begin with Prosecco (soft drink available) and canapés, then the band will play their first set; there will be ample space for dancing! During the interval you will be served a delicious supper and then the band will play their final set. 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 and the Moon. There will also be a bar open during the evening. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please call the Centre to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£40 per person

Website

http://www.the-observatory.org/events

Observatory Open Evening

  • 15 May 2015 8-11:59pm

Are you interested in the night sky? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country's largest telescopes? Well here is your opportunity! Come and join us on our open evenings and take a glimpse of what it would have been like to use these amazing instruments.

Viewing is subject to weather conditions. Please check the local weather before embarking on a long journey.

Please note that some of the telescopes used on open evenings are not available to the public during the day and are only accessible by narrow steep stairs - if you have mobility issues please contact the centre for further details if required. The Centre is also unsuitable for prams and pushchairs during Open Evenings.

Th eOpen Evening will run from 8 - 12:30AM

WARNING! Our site is very dark and we keep lighting to a minimum to preserve night vision and make sure you have the best possible experience in terms of viewing the night sky. There are high walkways, ramps and steps throughout the Centre PLEASE BRING A TORCH and wear sensible footwear. However, we strongly encourage people not to use white light torches especially in the domes as this destroys night vision, therefore we would ask you to use red light torches if you have one (red light torches can be purchased in our shop). We also recommend warm clothing.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT bring laser pointers into The Centre. Our staff and volunteers do use laser pointers as teaching aids but they adhere to strict rules and regulations about their use within The Centre and therefore they are controlled. Laser pointers can be dangerous especially if misused.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £8.00
Child (4-16 yrs) £6.15
Senior £6.45

Website

http://www.the-observatory.org/

Twisted Murder

  • 16 May 2015 7:30-11:59pm

Prepare yourself for a night of mayhem and madness at the amazing venue of the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, East Sussex. Our version of a murder mystery takes you around the Centre looking for clues.

Starting with Prosecco and a delicious supper the scene will be set. Gather your clues and then reconvene over dessert to find out Whodunit!

If the weather is good, you may also get to see Venus, Saturn and Jupiter through our giant telescopes.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£40 per person

Website

http://www.the-observatory.org

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Observatory Science Centre - Open Evenings

http://www.the-observatory.org

Open Evenings 2010 & 2011
Are you interested in the night sky? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country's largest telescopes? Well here is your opportunity! Come and join us on our open evenings and take a glimpse of what it would have been like to use these amazing instruments. This year our Open evenings will be held on selected Saturdays during winter, spring and autumn (unless otherwise stated).
Viewing is subject to weather conditions. Please check the local weather before embarking on a long journey

How to obtain

No booking required for Open Evenings - just turn up before 8pm please phone the Centre first to check weather conditions

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