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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

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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Moore Beer

On 28 September 2013 the National Space Centre joined forces with the Royal Astronomical Society and the Sky at Night team to host a celebration of the life and legacy of Sir Patrick Moore.

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Ewok Reunion

On 21/22 September the Centre is hosting one of the most popular events of our calendar, Star Wars Weekend.  

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Who Plays with LEGO

Over the summer period our friends at LEGO have provided us with a tonne of bricks, build tables, movies and prizes to celebrate the launch of a new space range, the Galaxy Squad.

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WIN Space Beer

In 2006, Japanese and Russian scientists tested how well barley could grow in space. They rocketed barley seeds to the International Space Station and planted them aboard the Zvezda Service Module.

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Competition Time

This month the National Space Centre is hosting a pop-up restaurant experience and you could win tickets to join us.

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What did we do on Monday?

The National Space Centre does not open on Mondays during term time. We close our doors and focus on doing the work we cannot do when people are around.

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Brockstars

In the last five months we have had 1,942 uploads of Weather Pod videos to our Brockstars YouTube channel and this week we started to pick our favourites for the competition.

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From our Blog:

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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Space Now:

This week we discovered a story that got us scratching our heads. A remarkable event had been potentially documented.

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Birthday Parties:

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

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