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Moon50: Planetarium Late
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Moon50: Planetarium Late

Celebrating that one small step, this special edition of our Planetarium Lates will take you back to 1969. Spend your Saturday night under the stars, follow in the footsteps of Neil, Buzz, and Mike, before voyaging into the cosmos to explore the next giant leap.

Dark Side of the Moon
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Dark Side of the Moon

An Immersive Journey Fifty years ago, the world watched in awe as the first humans landed on the surface of the Moon. On the eve of our week-long celebration of this stunning achievement, we are creating a truly unique experience, the National Space Centre team are working with Darkside The Pink Floyd Show to host…

Harrogate International Festivals: Museum of the Moon
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Harrogate International Festivals: Museum of the Moon

Imagine having the moon close enough to be able to nip over to its dark side and see what’s happening in its nooks. Luke Jerram’s touring artwork Museum of the Moon allows you to do just that – well almost! To mark the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, Harrogate International Festivals…

Museum of the Moon
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Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Over its lifetime, the Museum of…

Museum of the Moon
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Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*. Over its lifetime, the Museum of…

Wally Funk’s Race for Space
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Wally Funk’s Race for Space

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the ‘Women in Space’ programme. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, with one of her scores beating all the male Mercury 7 astronauts’, including John Glenn’s, the first American in orbit. But just…

Meet the Moon
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Meet the Moon

The Earth’s celestial companion is a familiar sight in the night sky. But go there, and you’d find a very unfamiliar world: a world of extreme hot and cold, light and dark, a world where footprints last millennia, and where the light plays tricks on your senses. Even the journey to the Moon packs a…

Moon Landing Memories
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Moon Landing Memories

How do you remember the Moon landings? Get involved in our crowd-sourced history campaign to mark 50 years since the first Moon landings. This summer marks 50 years since the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing – one of the defining moments of the 20th century. To mark this historic anniversary, the Arts and Humanities Research…

Apollo 10 – Almost There
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Apollo 10 – Almost There

The Dress Rehearsal Join us for our Apollo packed school holiday period as we discover just how Charlie Brown and Snoopy nearly landed on the Moon. This dress rehearsal for a Moon landing brought the Apollo lunar module to 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km) from the lunar surface, at the point where powered descent would…

Museum of the Moon
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Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*. Over its lifetime, the Museum of…