The Observatory Science Centre

Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Location description

Home of the Herstmonceux Observatory this is an interactive hands-on science centre promoting interest in science for everyone. Whilst the centre is open most days access to the observatory appears to be limited to special open evening events. Sat nav users should look up the location's website for directions.


Location event organiser

Observatory Science Centre organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

21/08/17
19:00
18°
10%
21/08/17
22:00
17°
5%
22/08/17
01:00
16°
5%
22/08/17
04:00
16°
8%
Weather forecast for Herstmonceux Castle (0.17 miles away) updated 21/08/17 at 00:01.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at The Observatory Science Centre

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival 2017

Friday 1st September 2017 from 16:00pm to Sunday 3rd September 2017 12:00pm
Starcamp

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Draconids Meteor Shower

Saturday 7th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Orionids Meteor Shower

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday 28th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Taurids Meteor Shower

Saturday 11th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Leonids Meteor Shower

Friday 17th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Geminids Meteor Shower

Saturday 9th December 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit The Observatory Science Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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