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Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover

Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover


Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon the National Space Centre is hosting an exciting Space Lates, with an additional optional sleepover package.

How would you like to spend the night in the galleries, have exclusive access to the Centre after hours and take part in special lunar mission workshops?

With lots of activities, workshops, talks, breakfast and, of course, a most unusual place to sleep, we hope you will join us for this special evening beneath the stars, with no chance of rain.

• Space Lates ONLY (18:00-21:30) £15
• Space Lates and Sleepover – Adults £40
• Space Lates and Sleepover – Children £30 (children must be 6+)

We will be selling jacket potatoes, nachos, hot dogs, sandwiches and snacks in our Boosters Café until 21:00.

Join us for drop in sessions throughout the evening (18:00 – 21:00):

Pop up Science
Smell the Moon, See the 60s
Time travel back to the 1960s in our science lab and experience our smells of space!

Up Close and Personal – Moon Rocks
Thanks to the team at STFC you can see a real piece of the Moon up close as we explore our rocks from space under a microscope.

Astronaut Ice Cream
Come and test our liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Welcome to the 60s
DIY 1960s Coaster
Join us for some marble painting and take home your very own Apollo vinyl coaster.

Silent Disco
Immerse yourself in the best hits of the 1960s in our silent disco.

Fashion Show
It's 1969, so dress to impress… there will be prizes for the best dressed and use of imagination.

LIVE Science and NEW Experiences

Race to the Moon
Come and hear about the triumphs and challenges of landing on the Moon in 1969. In our explosive show we will look at the team behind the Apollo programme, the astronauts who took the first steps, and the rocket that got us there.

Britain's Space Race
A brand-new exhibition for you to enjoy.

Apollo Astronaut Encounter
Say hello to our very own Apollo astronaut who is kitted out for a walk on the Moon. Professional spacesuit maker Stephen Wisdom will be modelling his high-fidelity Apollo A7L suit around the galleries

Expert Talks
The Story of Apollo in 4 Artefacts
Hear the story of the Moon landings as brought to life by a small collection of Apollo artefacts, some of which have made the 240,000 mile journey to the Moon and back! Collector Mark Yates will introduce these items and the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories they have to tell. 30 min talk followed by 15 minutes Q&A and artefact display. Mark Yates is an Apollo artefact collector and industrial physicist. He's has a life-long passion for space exploration and the Moon landings.

18:30-19:15 – Shuttle Suites

Making a Suit for the Moon
Working on the Moon requires a very special spacesuit, robust enough to withstand lack of pressure, abrasive soil, and extreme surface temperatures for hours at a time. But NASA wasn't the first to dream up the concept of a Moon suit. Find out how British engineers from the British Interplanetary Society developed the first feasible study of a Moon suit, and inspired the making of the Apollo A7L suit. Stephen Wisdom is a professional spacesuit maker who has created a full-scale model of the BIS Moon suit for the very first time, as well as a high-fidelity replica of the Apollo A7L suit. See models of both suits on display throughout the evening.

19:30-20:00 – Shuttle Suites

From the Moon to Mars: The Next Giant Leap
Fifty years ago, we dared to land humans on the Moon. Now in 2019 we are getting ready for long-term lunar exploration and setting our sights on Mars. Join NASA Ambassador Jason-Flor Sisante as he discusses the ambitions and challenges of humanity's next giant leap in space exploration. Dr Jason-Flor Sisante is a clinical scientist and NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Solar System Ambassador.

20:30-21:00 – Shuttle Suites

As Live Landing
We will be live streaming the original footage of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon and that milestone moment in history… one small step!

21:00 – 21:30 – Tim Peake Stage

CapCom Go!
Take a seat in the UK's largest planetarium to see our brand-new show celebrating the Apollo space programme.

19:15, 20:00 (21:45 sleepover guests) – Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium

The best-selling children's book of 1969 was The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so time to celebrate, munch, pupate and fly before bedtime.

22:45 (sleepover ticket holders only) – TBC

Throughout the Night
(sleepover ticket holders only)

At 11:00 we will turn the exhibition off and open the galleries for you to pick your sleeping space for the night.

Game Café
If you want to stay awake until Neil steps out onto the lunar surface, join us for table top gaming in Boosters. We will have coffee, tea and water to keep us going.

One Giant Leap
At 03:45 we will be opening the Planetarium for any of our sleepover guests who want to watch the as live footage of the first footstep on the Moon.

Enjoy a buffet breakfast under our giant rockets. When booking let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Add Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover to your Itinerary

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National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS

Tel: +44 (0) 1162610261



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