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Our World from Space

Join our Discovery team to explore the relevance of UK space science for the future health and sustainability of our home planet.

  • Included in Annual Pass Offer (booking essential)
  • Something for the whole family
  • Added workshops and talks


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    Humans have been using satellites to monitor our world for decades. The first weather observing satellite systems were sent up over 60 years ago, since then satellites have become useful - even essential - for many aspects of modern life, including global communications and navigation.

    Join our Discovery team to explore the relevance of UK space science for the future health and sustainability of our home planet.

    Book now to include entry into additional talks, craft sessions, and take a low Earth orbit cruise from the Tetrastar Spaceport.

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This is a family friendly half-term of activities which aims to inspire children, families and communities about the space and STEM activities.


  1. Satellites

    From Spaceports to Orbits

    Drop in at the LIVE Space stage to discover this explosive talk to find out how we launch Earth observation satellites to space, how they work and what they do there.

  2. Headband

    Satellite Headband

    Create your own Earth observation satellite hat and find out more about satellites in space

  3. Solar Flare.

    Solar Powered Satellites

    Find out how the power of the Sun helps keep satellites in space, with our hands on activities.

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When you buy a ticket to the National Space Centre you will also be able to see one of our award-winning planetarium shows at no extra cost.

If you are visiting with an Annual Pass, you can buy a show for £3 per person (subject to availability) upon arrival at the Centre.

  1. Tour Of The Night Sky

    Tour of the Night Sky

    • Suitable for 8+

    Using our immersive Planetarium, sit back and relax as we journey together through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky and together you will look at the stars, visit planets and explore the mysteries of Space, in your own unique adventure. Vote for some of your favourite stops along the way, in this exciting and audience driven journey.

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    We Are Aliens

    • Suitable for 5+

    We Are Aliens allows families, adults and children the opportunity to explore the important questions in the Universe. Are there other civilisations out there? Will we one day connect with them? Or is it just us? In other words, are we alone? And you may just recognise the voice behind it all as it’s none other than actor Rupert Grint, famous for his portrayal of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.

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    We Are Guardians

    • Suitable for 5+

    The world, its peoples and environments are connected and interdependent. From the smallest bacteria to the largest ocean whale; there exists a link between all things. In a world out of balance, We Are Guardians looks at how ecosystems are intrinsically connected and with the increasing use of Satellite Monitoring, examines the links between human activities and climate change.

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Our World From Space is funded by the UK Space Agency with support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), part of UK Research and Innovation.

The project has also received support in the form of staff time and content from the following organisations:

  • The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)
  • WWF
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • Satellite Applications Catapult
  • RAL Space
  • UK Space Agency