Science Festival Weekend

The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
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The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux.


22 & 23 JUNE 2024

Celebrate the start of summer with a weekend full of fun! Come and immerse yourself in Spectacular Science across all topics. There will be many extra activities for the whole family to enjoy, which will be FREE when you purchase admission into The Observatory Science Centre.
Spectacular science shows: "Down to Earth." Explore the land, the atmosphere and the oceans with fantastic interactive demonstrations. Watch out for a flaming tornado!
"We are Guardians": A fully immersive production from NSC Creative, shown in our inflatable dome. This family show looks at the role of satellites in their quest to save the Earth.
Solar viewing: Looking at the Sun safely through specialist solar telescopes with our volunteer STEM Ambassador amateur astronomers.
Exploring Satellites: An exhibition and activities helping you learn more about satellites including how to discover colonies of penguins from satellite images of penguin poo!
Talks about the Telescopes: Take a look at some of our fantastic historic telescopes and learn about what they were used for.

There will also be External Exhibitors with plenty more activities to get involved with:
• Picture the Elements: illustrated periodic table with quizzes and board game.
• WWF: Walrus from Space project. Help the walrus by becoming a Walrus Detective!
• Sussex Wildlife Trust: find out you can help to protect the wildlife and natural environment across Sussex.
• The University of Sussex: come and see the fabulous huge model of the James Webb Space Telescope and learn all about how it is helping us understand our Universe.
• OVESCO: learn about renewable energy with an array of fantastic activities including a bicycle generator; solar powered buggies; hydrogen fuel cell cars; hydropower generator; wind turbines and more!
• Plastic Free Eastbourne (Sunday only): part of Surfers Against Sewage helping create a future where single use plastics are reduced and finally eliminated.

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Opening Times

Season (22 June 2024 - 23 June 2024)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00


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