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Food and Drink Event, Sat 17 Nov 2018

The Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre

Address

Wartling Road,
Herstmonceux,
Hailsham,
East Sussex,
BN27 1RN

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 28 Jul William the Conqueror Band
Sat 17 Nov Comets and Curry

Details

Saturday November 17th 2018.

Come and enjoy a warming curry and a glass of wine before trying to spot an impressive shooting star or two. Vegetarian options available.

Look for shooting stars with long bright trails which are associated with the Taurids meteor shower. This annual event marks the time when the Earth passes through the dust trail of comet Encke. The debris left behind by comet Enke is the largest in the inner solar system and it takes several weeks for the Earth to pass through it giving an extended period of activity.

The evening aims to be both informal and informative. It includes a guest speaker and an opportunity to look though The Centre's historic telescopes (weather permitting). If the weather is unsuitable on themed evenings, the talk will go ahead regardless and a comprehensive tour of the telescopes will replace viewing. Alongside the staff are members of a local astronomical society who are also there to help answer any questions you may have.

Numbers are limited to 80 people, so book early to secure your place.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Nov 2018 19:00 to 23:30
Time: 7pm - 11pm

Prices

Cost to be confirmed

Location

Directions

See location of The Observatory Science Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 646103  Lat: 50.86962 Long: 0.33843

Signposted from A272 Road at Herstmonceux two miles east of village on Boreham Street to Pevensey road. Look for sign to Herstmonceux Castle on A271 or A27

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • special accessibility entrance

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

As an historic site, accessibility is very limited, especially where the telescope domes are concerned. It is provided wherever possible. In the cafe as much help as possible is given with dietary requirements. There is a special entrance with a ramp for the disabled as the main entrance is difficult.