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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 - 17:00

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.

Introducing…

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

Astro Camp Summer

16 Jul 16 - 04 Sep 16

Let us put you through your paces and see if you have the Right Stuff to be an astronaut.

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Astro Camp Summer

16 Jul 16 - 04 Sep 16

Let us put you through your paces and see if you have the Right Stuff to be an astronaut.

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Robin Ince

09 Sep 16

Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast, Robin Ince (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox) is…

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Small Space Toddler Day

09 Sep 16

Small and Tiny Clanger will be joining our Mission Commanders for a day dedicated to our youngest astronauts.

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POP! Science!

24 Sep 16

Take a seat beneath the satellites for family friendly festival of music, comedy, magic and science!

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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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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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Recent Blog Post:

The Science Behind No Man’s Sky

24/08/2016Written by Kyle Jobson

Our producer at NSC Creative explores the science behind No Man's Sky in this guest blog post.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, ESO