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

13/12/17
18:00
28%
13/12/17
21:00
46%
14/12/17
00:00
3%
14/12/17
03:00
7%
Weather forecast for Herstmonceux Castle (0.17 miles away) updated 13/12/17 at 12:00.

Location 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 Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 3rd February 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory - Dark Skies Festival 2018

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 10:00am to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 17th March 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 31st March 2018 from 20:00pm to Sunday 1st April 2018 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2018

Saturday 5th May 2018 from 20:00pm to Sunday 6th May 2018 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory - Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Friday 10th August 2018 from 20:00pm to Saturday 11th August 2018 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Astronomy Festival 2018

Friday 31st August 2018 from 00:00am to Sunday 2nd September 2018 00:00am
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Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 22nd September 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory - Draconids Meteor Shower 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018 from 18:30pm to Sunday 7th October 2018 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory - Orionids Meteor Shower 2018

Saturday 20th October 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 27th October 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory - Taurids Meteor Shower 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory - Leonids Meteor Shower 2018

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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

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