SCIENCE PROJECTS- THE OBSERVATORY SCIENCE CENTRE (Partner), United Kingdom
Science Projects is a company with charitable status dedicated to the promotion of science to everyone. The company designs and constructs hands-on science exhibits; operate two science centres and several travelling shows and exhibitions. The organisation has recently brought an historic observatory back into operation for public use. The observatory which was former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux now operates as a science centre and the telescopes have been restored and have digital imaging devices attached. The telescopes comprise two refractors (330mm and 660mm) two reflectors (910mm and 760mm) and a Baker Schmidt Wide Field Camera (760mm). The Observatory Science Centre opened in April 1995. The domes and buildings and telescopes are being renovated and the Centre is a major venue for exhibitions, lectures and educational programmes. Research and training facilities are being developed in conjunction with local universities, colleges and technology-based businesses. The renovated telescopes are providing a unique facility for schools, colleges and astronomical societies.
More information can be found in: http://www.science-projects.org/