Winter Public Programmes

11 December 2017 - 31 January 2018

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Whilst our Planetarium is being upgraded, our Education and Public Programmes teams are adding loads of extra free talks, tour, workshops and hands on science experiences.

Each day we shall be running something special for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget, we will upgrade your day pass to a FREE Annual Pass and give you a voucher for a FREE Planetarium show in our upgraded new dome on your next visit.

Weekdays between 28 Dec and 31 Jan

Drop-in Demonstrations

Soyuz rocket challenge, Tim Peake wheels, live chemistry and more!

11:00 – 12:00

Taster Tour

Sign up at the demo table in the main galleries. Places limited to 15 people, first come first serve.

(Additional 13:30 tour from 02 January)

12:00 and 14:00

Travelling to Space

Join us for an exciting and explosive show as we launch a few rockets and explore why astronauts venture into space.

(This talk will not be available on January 9, 10, 11 and 25)

12:30

Drop-in Demonstrations

Meteorite handling, NASA spinoffs, eyes of an astronaut, smells of space and more!

13:00 – 14:00

Tour of the Night Sky

Learn how to find the North Star and spot the brightest winter constellations.

(This session will not be available on January 25)

14:30

Weekends between 1 Jan and 28 Jan

Taster Tour

Sign up at the demo table in the main galleries. Places limited to 15 people, first come first serve.

11:30, 12:30 and 14:30

Travelling to Space

Join us for an exciting and explosive show as we launch a few rockets and explore why astronauts venture into space.

12:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Drop-in Demonstrations

Meteorite handling, NASA spinoffs, eyes of an astronaut, smells of space and more!

Throughout the Day

Additional Information

Please note, we will not be running additional sessions on 22 December, as this is our special Small Space Santa Day. Check out our Small Space Santa Special page for full details.

The National Space Centre will be closed 25/26 December and 01 January. We will have restricted opening hours on 24 and 31 December.

On 09 and 25 January talks will begin at 12:45 not 12:30.