Join the National Space Centre for a evening dedicated to the amazing spacecraft, telescopes, and engineering that allow us to explore the universe. Special guests will be in attendance who will share their experiences of building things that go into space.
Discover how space has made a difference to your everyday life, make Soyuz or Saturn V rocket, learn about how robotic technology is helping us explore our Solar System, find out more telescopes and get hands on with some artefacts from our vaults.
Choose to finish your evening with some live stargazing (weather dependent) or add a film screening to your package and sit back in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium for a night of Contact, with Jodi Foster.
To find out more, or to book, please visit the NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE website.
18:00 Building Opens – Sungazing begins
18:30 It is Rocket Science! – LIVE Space
18:45 Tour of the Night Sky – Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
19:00 Staying Alive in Space – Prof Anu Ojha in LIVE Space
19:00 How to Buy a Telescope – Leicester Astronomical Association in Boosters Café
19:25 Tour of the Night Sky – Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
19:30 Why Can’t We Fly into Space in A Plane? – Dr Nigel Bannister, University of Leicester in LIVE Space
19:45 Into the Unknown – film from Northrop Grumman (38 min) – Shuttle Suites
20:00 How to Buy a Telescope – Leicester Astronomical Association in Boosters Café
20:00 Building Things That Go into Space – Piyal Samara-Ratna, University of Leicester in LIVE Space
20:05 Tour of the Night Sky – Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
20:30 ExoMars Rover: Engineering for the Red Planet – Paul Meacham, Airbus in LIVE Space
20:45 Into the Unknown – film from Northrop Grumman (38 min) – Shuttle Suites
20:45 FILM – ‘Contact’ PG (additional ticket required)
21:20 Sunset – Stargazing begins
22:00 Building closed to non-film guests
23:00 Film ends and Building Closes