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Blast off into another dimension and set your phasers to fun at our star-spangled Space: Late.

With pop-up planetariums, astronaut training camps and the chance to view Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, this is one event you don't want to miss.

  • Fly to the Moon and back with Astronomer Dennis Ashton in the Wonderdome, our inflatable planetarium. Our 10-minute show puts you at the heart of some of the most important manned space missions of all time, from the Apollo 11 Moon landings and a tour of the International Space Station, to Soyuz capsules and life on Mars in 2040. Sign up on the night on a first come, first served basis.
  • Think you've got what it takes be an astronaut? Be put through your paces (quite literally) by Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor of Space Physics at the University of Leicester and winner of BBC Two's Astronauts programme.
  • Get chatty with TV's Dallas Campbell, who will be talking about how to leave the Earth… and hopefully come back again.
  • Create your own astronaut badge and hologram.
  • Explore microgravity with the team at Manchester Metropolitan University and find out if space is bad for your health, then tuck into some astro-themed food with the gang from Met Munch.

Download the full programme of events here.

Don't get left in a black hole, join the (space) race for tickets and book now.

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group.

Robots offer

Book your free ticket to Space: Late for the chance to see our Robots exhibition for a special discounted price of just £4.

The exhibition will be open from 19.30.

BBC VR experience

In the entire history of humanity, only 215 people have been on a spacewalk… could you be the 216th? BBC VR will be presenting Home, their amazing and award-winning VR spacewalk experience.

Home is a 15-minute out-of-this-world encounter that has you stepping into the endless blackness of space as you jet pack home to the International Space Station. 

Test your hand-eye coordination 250 miles above the earth, whilst integrated Bluetooth heartrate monitors feedback the sound of your heartbeat to replicate the enclosed atmosphere of a spacesuit. 

All Space: Late ticket holders will be put into a ballot to win a slot on the night, and we'll be letting participants know in advance.  

If you aren't allocated a space then don’t worry, you'll be able to watch an onstage demo, complete with commentary from the team who developed Home.

Teacher Zone at the Late

If you're a teacher, a teaching assistant, a tutor or a trainee teacher, you can pop in to the Teacher Zone at the Late for drinks, nibbles, workshops and classroom resources.

You'll need a Teacher Zone ticket to access this area. Find out more, including booking information below.