National Space Centre

National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS

The National Space Centre is a must-visit attraction if you’re interested in anything astronomical or space-related! Several interactive galleries cover topics ranging from the moon to the rest of the Universe!

The centre is home to the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, the largest dome planetarium in the country. And then there is the awesome 42-metre high Rocket Tower with not one but two rockets!

The location is also the meeting venue for the Leicester Astronomical Society and opens its doors for public stargazing events.


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National Space Centre

National Space Centre organises events at this location

Please contact National Space Centre directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Belgrave (0.6 miles away) updated 16/07/24 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at National Space Centre. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 23rd July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (second Tuesday)

    Tuesday 13th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 27th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (second Tuesday)

    Tuesday 10th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 24th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (second Tuesday)

    Tuesday 8th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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