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

20/02
18:00
35%
20/02
21:00
0%
21/02
00:00
3%
21/02
03:00
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06:00
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Weather forecast for Herstmonceux Castle (0.17 miles away) updated 20/02/20 at 18:02.

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

Observatory Science Centre Extended Opening

Friday 21st February 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 29th February 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 14th March 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Telescope Clinic for Adults

Saturday 21st March 2020 from 14:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre (Adults exclusive)

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 19:30pm to Sunday 29th March 2020 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Friday 15th May 2020 from 20:00pm to Saturday 16th May 2020 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 16th May 2020 from 19:00pm to Sunday 17th May 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Friday 14th August 2020 from 20:00pm to Saturday 15th August 2020 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival 2020

Friday 4th September 2020 from 14:00pm to Sunday 6th September 2020 12:00pm
Starcamp

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 26th September 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 10th October 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 24th October 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Observatory Science Centre Extended Opening

Friday 30th October 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 7th November 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Friday 13th November 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 21st November 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Telescope Clinic for Adults

Sunday 22nd November 2020 from 14:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing Evening at the Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 5th December 2020 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

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

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