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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

New Milkshakes

Our cafe development is on the launch pad and as part of the new menu we took delivery of a milkshake machine today, so we had to have a "training" session and try some of the new flavours!

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Coffee Competition

The National Space Centre is dedicated to working with local suppliers, people and businesses. We are proud to be in Leicestershire and want to, not only, support the local economy, but also reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth's surface.

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Honour for one of our directors

This week we received some fantastic news at the National Space Centre. Anu Ojha, one of our directors, has been awarded an OBE for services to Science Education.

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The Great British Space Dinner

The UK Space Agency has launched a competition for school children between the ages of 7 and 14 to design a British-inspired, balanced and exciting meal for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to eat during his 6 month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

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National Treasure VOTE

We've been selected as one of the best National Lottery funded projects of the last 20 years. We're one of 12 projects from England competing for the title of 'National Treasure' in a public vote taking place on Facebook.

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Professor Colin Pillinger

Professor Colin Pillinger was a good friend of the National Space Centre team and we were very sad to learn of his death.

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What is Fulldome?

The National Space Centre is home to the UK's largest Planetarium, the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium and it is also home to some amazing, award winning, fulldome shows, but a lot of people don't know what to expect when they walk through the doors.

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Happy Cosmonautics Day

On Monday 07 April we had two visitors from Russia queuing at our door before we opened.  They said they wanted to buy some gifts from our shop for friends and family to celebrate Cosmonautics Day, so after a conversation about their traditions we wanted to celebrate too.

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Vote for Us!

The National Space Centre has been nominated for the Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Awards 2014 and we need your help to win.

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Professor George Fraser

We were desperately sad to hear of the death of Professor George Fraser.  George was a member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Director of the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester.

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Half Term Hints

February Half Term runs from 15 - 23 February 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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Win Andercon Tickets

In 2010 Gerry Anderson visited the National Space Centre as a guest of BritSciFi.  He became a friend and supporter of the Centre and so when his son invited us to be part of a weekend dedicated to celebrating the worlds and characters created by the legendary television producer, how could we say no.

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Christmas Menu Competition

It's that time of the year again, when we get to sit in one of the conference suites and pretend it is Christmas!

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Small Space Day

Firstly we must say a huge thank you to all those who visited us for our very first Small Space Day, there were over 500 of you!

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Dirigible Launch

Thanks to the lovely chaps at Nottingham Hackspace, visitors to Steampunks in Space last year were able to design, build and launch their very own dirigible.

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Inspired by an Astronaut

Friday 13 December was far from unlucky for the National Space Centre, as we welcomed a very special guest and watched as a whole host of visitors become inspired by one amazing man.

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Christmas Competition

We have sold out our Christmas Party Nights, but not before we reserved one table for competition winners.  Find out how you could win a very special evening.

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Will's Meteor Movie

This week we were very excited to receive a movie made by a visitor to the National Space Centre, William's Meteor Movie!

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Win VIP Premiere Tickets!

Back To The moon For Good

Win tickets to the European Premiere of a brand new fulldome show! A new generation of lunar explorers are going Back To The Moon For Good!

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New Artefact Unwrapped

Something exciting arrived this week and the Exhibition team have been unwrapping a brand new artefact in our warehouse.

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From our Blog:

Our cafe development is on the launch pad and as part of the new menu we took delivery of a milkshake machine today, so we had to have a "training" session and try some of the new flavours!

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Space Now:

Following an ambitious 10 year journey, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft entered 'orbit' around comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Birthday Parties:

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

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