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Space Night at The Hive

Local astronomers, space authors and rocket scientists are gathering at The Hive this October for Space Night.

This free and fun event on Wednesday 5 October, 5 – 8pm, will include a live rocket launch, an opportunity to try out super powerful telescopes and a chance to learn all about rocket building. Enter our competition to build a Model Spaceship ahead of 5th October for a chance to win loads of space goodies.

Spaceflight UK’s space expert, Jerry Stone will deliver a fun and inspiring ‘did you know?’ collection of stories about space exploration, while Astro-Info Service’s Dave Shayler will explain how and why we go into space and what we do when we are there.

Janine Downes, Library Services Manager at The Hive, said: “Space Night is a great event for all the family. What makes it so popular with visitors, young and old, is that there are some really hands-on activities and fascinating talks from experts in the field. Visitors can quiz space enthusiasts and experts about the moon and all things ‘space’!”

As well as exploring our great interactive displays and talks, you can see Mad Science's NASA endorsed show. This is a ticketed event and has two screening times at 4.45pm and 5.30pm. Tickets cost £3.50 for adults and £3 for children.

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