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

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Calendar of Events

MARCH 2018

Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Astronomy Course: 'Spring Star Search' (Thursdays for 4 weeks)
3rd Open Evening
17th & 18th Special Event: British Science Week Activity Weekend
17th Open Evening
24th Course: 'Family Telescope Clinic'
25th Course: 'Night Sky Photography'
31st Open Evening: 'Blue Moon' ADULTS ONLY


APRIL 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm


LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR EASTER
Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)

Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours may vary.


This month we are ALSO offering:

4th                     Children's Workshop: 'Astronaut Academy' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
5th Children's Workshop: 'Earth & Beyond Twilight' 2pm-8pm (9-11 years)
10th Children's Workshop: 'Explore the Moon' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
11th Children's Workshop: 'Smart Systems' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm 
12th Children's Workshops: 'High Fliers' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
May 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Monday 28th May - Sunday 3rd June

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering:

5th-7th Weekend Activities: 'Bubbletastic Weekend' for the Bank holiday
5th                    Open evening: 'Eta Aquarids' meteor shower
18th Open Evening: 'Museums at Night'
19th Special Event: 'Murder Mystery
26th Special Event: 'Adult Lates; Summer triangle part 1'
28th-31st Drop-in activities for the half term holidays
June 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:
Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Drop in activities for the half term holidays
2nd Specal Event: 'The Science of Beer'
24th Special Event: 'International SUNday'
25th-29th Group Special: Uniformed groups Midsummer Twilight Week
30th Special Event: 'Adult Lates; Summer Triangle part 2'


July 2018 

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Monday 23rd July - Sunday 2nd September.

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering:

14th                     Special Event: 'Soundscape'
27th Open Evening: 'Mars at Opposition'
28th Special Event: 'Adult Lates; Summer Triangle part 3'
31st Children's Workshops: 'Chemistry' 10.30am-4pm (6-8 years)


August 2018

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

LOCAL SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Monday 23rd July - Sunday 2nd September.

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price:

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Children's Workshop: 'The Chemistry Lab' 10.30am - 4pm (9-11 years)
2nd Children's Workshop: 'The Chemistry Lab' 10.30am - 4pm (9-11 years)
7th Children's Workshops: 'Astronaut Academy' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
8th Children's Workshop: 'Crime Detectives' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
9th Children's Workshops: 'Mechanics and Drives' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (9-11 years)
10th Open Evening: 'Perseids Meteor Shower'
11th Special Event: 'Perseids Shooting Stars'
14th Children's Workshop: 'Alien Life' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
15th Children's Workshop: 'Red Planet, Blue Planet' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
16th Children's Workshop: 'Moving Electricity' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (9-11 years)
21st Children's Workshop: 'High Fliers' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
22nd Children's Workshop: 'Light and Colour' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
23rd Children's Workshops: 'K'Nex Construction' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
31st Special Event: 'Astronomy Festival'


September 2018 

Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Last admission 4pm

This month we are ALSO offering:

1st                     Special Event: 'Annual Astronomy Festival'
10th-14th  'Lifelong learners Week'
12th Astronomy Course: 'Astronomy and Space' for beginners (Wednesdays for 12 weeks)
22nd Open Evening


October 2018
 

Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

LOCAL HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Saturday 20th October - Sunday 28th October.

For the school holidays; in addition to the interactive hands-on exhibits there will be daily telescope tours and spectacular science shows (times may vary). These are included in your admission price. 

Science Shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY)
Telescope Tours: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm

Outside of school holidays we offer telescope tours but times of these tours will vary.

This month we are ALSO offering: 

6th                     Open Evening: 'Draconids Meteor Shower'
15th Astronomy Course: 'Autumn Star Search' (Mondays for 4 weeks)
19th Extended Opening: open until 8pm
20th Open Evening: 'Orionids meteor shower'
23rd Children's Workshops: 'Car of the Future' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
24th Children's Workshops: 'Eyes on the Universe' 10.30am-1pm or 2pm-4.30pm (6-8 years)
25th Chidren's Workshop: 'Full Moon Twilight' 2pm-8pm (9-11 years)
27th Open Evening: 'Museums at Night'
November 2018

Open daily until 27th 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

This month we are ALSO offering: 

10th                     Open Evening: 'Taurids Meteor Shower'
16th Open Evening: 'Leonids Meteor Shower'
17th Special Event: 'Comets and Curry' 
19th-23rd Groups Special: 'Uniformed Twilight Week'
24th Course: 'Telescope Clinic'


December 2018 

Open weekends ONLY on 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th 10am - 5pm.
Last admission 3pm

Please note we are not open during weekdays in December.

This month we are ALSO offering

1st                     Special Event: 'Christmas Songs by Starlight'
7th Special Event: 'Corporate Christmas Murder' 
8th Open Evening: 'Christmas Round the Moon'