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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Weather forecast for Belgrave (0.6 miles away) updated 11/08/22 at 16:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.