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

23/03/19
18:00
5%
23/03/19
21:00
4%
24/03/19
00:00
4%
24/03/19
03:00
5%
Weather forecast for Herstmonceux Castle (0.17 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 20:00.

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

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 30th March 2019 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 13th April 2019 from 18:30pm to Sunday 14th April 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Friday 17th May 2019 from 18:30pm to Saturday 18th May 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Museums at Night at The Observatory Science Centre

Saturday 18th May 2019 from 19:00pm to Sunday 19th May 2019 00:59am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 25th May 2019 from 18:30pm to Sunday 26th May 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 1st June 2019 from 18:30pm to Sunday 2nd June 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Friday 9th August 2019 from 18:30pm to Saturday 10th August 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Herstmonceux Observatory Astronomy Festival 2019

Friday 30th August 2019 from 14:00pm to Sunday 1st September 2019 13:00pm
Starcamp

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 18:30pm to Sunday 22nd September 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 18:30pm to Sunday 6th October 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 19th October 2019 from 18:30pm to Sunday 20th October 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 2nd November 2019 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 2nd November 2019 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Friday 15th November 2019 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

The Observatory Science Centre Open Evening

Saturday 7th December 2019 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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