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Be inspired by the wonders of the Universe and see how space exploration impacts our everyday lives.

It’s easy to forget we live on a spinning rock that is whizzing through space. Our Space Zone brings space close to home: find out how we’re already using space technology in our everyday lives and discover how the future of space exploration is being shaped right here in the north east of England.

Highlights include:

  • Launch your own rocket.
  • Climb inside a mock-up model of part of the International Space Station.
  • Watch shows on the Sphere, a digital globe displaying Earth, Moon and planetary satellite imagery.
  • Have a go at presenting the weather in our studio. 
  • Plus, check out the biggest planetarium in the north of England that currently features two brilliant shows, Little Bear and Ice Worlds. 

Space Zone has been made possible through the support of the Inspiring Science Fund – a partnership between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome.


Additional support has been provided by The Garfield Weston Foundation, the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust and the UK Space Agency.



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