Space Lates are our after-hour evening events with a focus on all things space and science.
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 each Space Lates, we curate a special evening packed with guest speakers, planetarium shows, artefact handling, crafts, and stargazing.
You’ll also have the chance to explore our galleries after-hours, and if the weather is clear, gaze through a telescope with the Leicester Astronomical Society.
Save the date – 2020 Space Lates
- Saturday 18 January 2020 – The Next Frontiers in Astronomy
- Saturday 07 March 2020 – UK in Space (an all-day festival)*
- Saturday 16 May 2020 – Alien Worlds
- Saturday 03 October 2020 – Science Fact or Science Fiction
- Saturday 21 December 2020 – Winter Stargazing
Time: 18:00-21:00, Price: £8
To book the next Space Lates, visit our What’s On page.
*This event runs during the day, and priced at standard entry to the National Space Centre.
A Note on Age Range:
All Spaces Lates are aimed at an adult and family audience. You don’t need a science background to enjoy them, but older children and adults will get the most from the evening.
With younger children, parents will need to decide if children are happy to sit through 30 minute talks, but the content should be accessible and engaging.
Crafts have been designed to be fun for all ages.