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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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Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at National Space Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 23rd May 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

    More info

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