What’s on

Life Sci­ence Cen­tre, Times Square, New­cas­tle upon Tyne, open daily at 10am (Sun 11am)

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There’s a shot in the arm for space fans in the North East with the open­ing of the new Space Zone at the Life Sci­ence Cen­tre in the heart of New­cas­tle upon Tyne.

It fea­tures the big­gest plan­e­tar­ium in the north of Eng­land, which plays host to a va­ri­ety of shows, in­clud­ing pre­sen­terled night-sky tours. There’s also plenty of hands-on fun, like op­er­at­ing a Mars rover from mis­sion con­trol and launch­ing your own rocket. Vis­i­tors can touch Moon rock and climb in­side a mock-up of part of the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion.

The Life Sci­ence Cen­tre likes to en­cour­age cu­ri­ous minds, so there are friendly Sci­ence Ex­plain­ers on hand to an­swer your ques­tions.

The cost of en­try to the Space Zone is in­cluded with en­try to the Life Sci­ence Cen­tre, with no ad­di­tional charge for spe­cial shows. Fam­ily en­try is £31, adults are £12, chil­dren aged 5 to 17 are £7.50, and it’s free for 4 year-olds and un­der.

Visit the web­site for a pro­gramme of space-themed events in the new Zone.

Space is the place: see the big­gest plan­e­tar­ium in the north of Eng­land and much more

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