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Weekend Cafe Assistant with opportunity for additional hours during holidays / evenings etc. Please...
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Assistant Cafe Manager, part time. This is a NEW POSITION to support and develop our current cafe o...
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31st March - 23rd April:3 weeks of Spectacular Science!
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The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Key Stages and SEN



There is something for all Key Stages and we welcome groups from across the range of school and educational establishments.

Some pupils will especially enjoy and benefit from the play element of the hands-on exhibits; not even realising that they are learning at the same time.

Others will adopt a different approach according to their own level of understanding and will have fun as they explore new principles.

Workshops, Telescope Tours and Science Shows will be aimed at the age and ability of each individual group.

We pride ourselves on adapting our educational programme for all ages & abilities and we encourage you to contact us with questions / suggestions / requests.

As an independent educational charity we strive to work in partnership with all educational groups and each year we incorporate workshops, team challenges and specific astronomy tours to fit into topic work and to include specific key words.

Is The Centre suitable for special educational needs?

SEN groups of all ages are welcome and carers are admitted FREE of charge 1-1 ratio.

This is an historic site but the majority is wheelchair accessible. Parking for ramped access into the building is at the rear of The Centre.

The multi-sensory nature of many of the hands-on exhibits makes them ideal for all ability levels. Workshops, Telescope Tours and Science Shows can be adjusted for each group.

At the time of booking please discuss access requirements, special facilities, or if additional carers are required to accompany the group.
   KS1 KS2 KS3  KS4  SEN
INDOOR EXHIBITS  *
OUTDOOR EXHIBITS  * *
BRIDGE BUILDING & OTHER WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES  *  *  
TELESCOPE TOUR  *
SCIENCE SHOW  *    *
TWILIGHT VISIT & TELESCOPE TOUR  *
TEAM CHALLENGES      *  
TELESCOPE DISCOVERY TOUR
& WORKSHOP
    *  
SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT WORKSHOPS     *  *  
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK  *
OUTREACH * 
School visit evaluation
We aim to always provide a visit which meets expectations and we value feedback. 
During your visit you will be given an evaluation form and further copies can also be downloaded from this site. 
Please help us to help you by giving us your evaluation comments.
Telephone: 01323 832731

Explore Your Universe

In 2013 we were delighted to be one of ten centres chosen to participate in the exciting project ‘Explore Your Universe: Atoms to Astrophysics
This project was a partnership between the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
Telephone: 01323 832731
School Visit Evaluation