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
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Wed 7th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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