Home of the Herstmonceux Observatory this is an interactive hands-on science centre promoting interest in science for everyone. The centre itself is open most days with access to the observatory and viewing through the amazing telescopes permitted during regular open evenings. Sat nav users should look up the location’s website for directions.
Location events organiser
Observatory Science Centre organises events at this location
Please contact Observatory Science Centre directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Herstmonceux Castle (0.2 miles away) updated 22/10/21 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.