Space Lates at the National Space Centre - Apollo 17 Anniversary

Space Lates at the National Space Centre - Apollo 17 Anniversary

Wednesday 7th December 2022 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS

Space Lates is an evening created for people who want to know more – those who have an interest in astronomy, space missions, and the exciting research happening here in the UK, around the world, and out in space.

For this Space Lates, the topic is the Apollo 17 mission and the Apollo Program.

The team at the National Space Centre will curate a special evening packed with guest speakers, interactive workshops and live demos, planetarium shows, and stargazing.

Explore the galleries after hours and finish your evening with a live astronomy session with the Leicester Astronomical Society (weather permitting).

By booking the sleepover ticket, you can enjoy all the activities, workshops, talks, breakfast and, of course, a most unusual place to sleep. We hope you will join us for this special evening beneath the stars, with no chance of rain.

Please note that this has already taken place on 07/12/2022


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National Space Centre

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Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. 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.



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 (second Tuesday)

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 22nd October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

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