National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

Location description

The National Space Centre is a must-visit attraction if you're interested in anything astronomical or space related! A number of interactive galleries cover topics ranging from the moon through 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 also opens it's doors for public stargazing events.


Location event organiser

National Space Centre organises stargazing events at this location.


Public venue

Public location used for stargazing events.


Tonight's weather forecast

19/08/19
19:00
18°
4%
19/08/19
22:00
15°
1%
20/08/19
01:00
13°
0%
20/08/19
04:00
12°
0%
Weather forecast for Belgrave (0.57 miles away) updated 19/08/19 at 08:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Forthcoming events at this location

Space Lates at the National Space Centre

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Space Lates at the National Space Centre

Saturday 16th November 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit National Space Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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