National Space Museum.

Space The National Space Centre in Leicester is to commemorate Sir Patrick Moore in an evening of events on 28 September between 19:00 - 22:00. The highlight of Patrick At Night: A Celebration will be the unveiling of bust of Sir Patrick by Jon Culshaw, but see also:

  • Take a seat in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium to see Patrick's favourite astronomical objects, hosted by Patrick himself!
  • Join Leicester Astronomical Society for some outside viewing (weather permitting)
  • Try a special commemorative Sir Patrick Moore Ale from Belvoir Brewery
  • Listen to Patrick's compositions performed live on the xylophone
  • Taste asteroid ice cream, created using real science (no real asteroids though!)
  • Compete as a team and build a Lunar Lander for our Eggpollo Mission (groan!!!)
  • Take a Tour of the Night Sky in the brand new TinyTarium
  • Discover the facts about Patrick and take a Tour with the 2.0s
  • Watch Patrick's commentary of the Apollo missions in Mission Control
  • See a total Solar Eclipse and make telescopes
  • Drive a Lunar Rover, see comets being made and handle million year old space rocks
  • Discover the six interactive galleries, Rocket Tower and SIM ride
The planetarium utilising Sir Patrick's voice sounds amazing.

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