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With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

Open Today 10:00 - 16:00

New for 2016

Find out how the Kettering Satellite Group beat the CIA to uncover a secret Russian launch site at the height of the Cold War.

Blast off with Tim Peake through the ISS Launch Experience and learn about his mission in space.


New Kettering Satellite Group Exhibition.
Tim Peake ISS Launch Experience.
Our latest Planetarium Show, ‘We Are Stars’.

Rosetta Landing Day

30 Sep 16

Say farewell to Rosetta, as she descends to comet 67P.

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World Space Day

01 Oct 16

We’re celebrating World Space Week with one amazing day of workshops, craft sessions and sun gazing that all the family…

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World Space Evening

01 Oct 16

How about celebrating with a jam-packed evening of special guests, interactive planetarium shows, star gazing and a film showing of…

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Delete 50

08 Oct 16

Join the 15th Cyber Legion for a day celebrating 50 years of the Cybermen.

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Chris Hadfield

13 Oct 16

Chris Hadfield joins us for a very special day of talks, workshops, book signings and a gala dinner in the…

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Spooky Science

15 - 30 Oct 16

This Halloween Half Term Holidays the Spooky Science team have taken over and we have all gone slightly batty!

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Film Club – Aliens 30th Anniversary

29 Oct 16

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the sci-fi classic.

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See more events happening at the Space Centre!

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Recent Blog Post:

Science on the International Space Station – What’s the Point?

21/09/2016Written by Shumina Uddin

Our guest blogger explores three key space experiments that could greatly improve life here on Earth.

Image Credit: NASA