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Blog

Welcome to the blog of the National Space Centre. This is where we write the musings from mission control of the Centre. We hope you like it and make comments on what we have to say, we need your feedback to make the National Space Centre truly out of this world (sorry we had to say it).

We have another blog from the brains of the team, which is all about space right now, so we called it Space Now! Smiley

All About Space Competition

When we are not busy running a Science Centre, hosting events, teaching children and generally being... busy, some of our team also work with the magazine All About Space, to answer your questions all about space!

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An Out of This World Christmas Gift

This Christmas why not give the gift of an experience the whole family can enjoy?  An Annual Pass to the National Space Centre can offer up to 318 exciting days out for one simple low price.

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Christmas Party Competition

How would you like to bring your friends/family/work colleagues for a very special Christmas Party at the National Space Centre absolutely free?

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Handy Half Term Hints

October Half Term runs from 17 October to 01 November and we thought you might like a few helpful hints to make your visit to the National Space Centre jam packed with fun stuff and easy on the whole family.

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Astro Academy: Principia kit arrives at ISS

A kit of experiments, designed at the National Space Centre, to teach fundamental physics and chemistry to UK students has arrived today (Friday 5th September) at the International Space Station (ISS) for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to run during his 6-month mission in space.

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Green Man 2015

Green Man 2015This year some very excited members of the National Space Centre team put on their wellies, packed the Education van, and hit the road to the amazing Green Man Festival 2015.

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Back to the Future

This year a very special date is fast approaching and we are celebrating it in style, by going back to the future.

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NEW Planetarium Show

The National Space Centre will be launching a brand new planetarium show, from the multi-award winning NSC Creative this year and we want you to be the first to see it!

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Steampunk Market

Steampunks in Space is now in its third year and the events are going from strength to strength. One major part of the event is the market.  

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Royal Society Young People's Book Prize

The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2015 is now underway and we have been selected to host a judging panel of young people from across the East Midlands to choose a winner!

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Free Family Night

The National Space Centre is hosting a very special (and FREE) evening, especially for families who are happy to be snapped whilst they have an evening out at the Centre.

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Visitor 3 Million

The National Space Centre opened its doors to the public in 2001. Since that date the attraction has welcomed just under 3 million visitors, so we are now looking for that very special person to step through our doors.

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ISS Science @ Home

The National Space Centre, ESA and Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti need your help!  Would you like to host your very own science experiment, prior to it being carried out on the International Space Station?

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Soyuz Update

We have been looking at many of our major artefacts recently and thanks to members of the Collect Space forum, our attention turned to our Soyuz craft, which currently greets visitors as they arrive at the Centre.

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Another New Artefact

This morning plans were put in place to remove the front of the National Space Centre, to create an easy access point for a new artefact; a Gemini TTV-2 Paraglider Capsule - Test Tow Vehicle.

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New Wedding Venue

When searching for the perfect wedding venue, couples will be able to add a certain out of this world attraction to their wish list, as the National Space Centre has received their Approved Premises Licence.

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Design a Timelord Monster

Thanks to the talented and fabulous Ray Phillips, we are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to have their very own monster design become a reality at our Science of the Timelords event.

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Orionids Meteor Shower

The Orionid meteor shower, a trail of debris left in space by Halley's Comet, will light up the night sky tonight and tomorrow.

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New Artefacts Arrive

Last month the National Space Centre participated in its first auction of space memorabilia and artefacts in over 13 years.  This week a shipping crate arrived with the new additions to our collection.

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Public Service Broadcasting

The National Space Centre often host really amazing events.  We have launched products, met astronauts, served liquid nitrogen ice cream and even had Jet Pack Man deliver the Olympic Torch, but we are very excited about an event announced this week.

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From our Blog:

When we are not busy running a Science Centre, hosting events, teaching children and generally being... busy, some of our team also work with the magazine All About Space, to answer your questions all about space!

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Space Now:

This year as part of our Steampunks in Space celebration we investigated the noble art of Tea Duelling. Come and have a look at our findings.

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Birthday Parties:

Celebrate your birthday at the National Space Centre with our fantastic birthday party packages!

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