National Space Centre
National Space Centre

National Space Centre

Sat 25th Apr 2015
Time: 7:15 am - 10:15 pm

Place: Orpington Station (Car park)

Category: Society Outings and Trips

The Society is arranging a coach trip to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester. The coach will leave from Orpington Station early in the morning, and return to Orpington Stattion in the evening.

The National Space Centre in Leicester is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions devoted to space science and astronomy.


  • Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
  • Presentation to OAS (TBC): Challenges astronauts encounter whilst living in space.
  • Exhibitions: Rocket Tower, Into Space, Exploring The Universe, The Planets, Orbiting Earth, Space Now, Tranquillity Base, Meet The 2.0s, 3D Simulator.
  • Café on site offering variety of snacks, soup, sandwiches and refreshments.
  • 4+ hours exploring the space centre


  • Coach: 35 seat Executive Coach with toilet.
  • Approx 3ish hours each way including breaks.


  • £35 per person.
  • £10 deposit per person to be paid by Meeting Thu 18th Dec. Remainder to be paid by the 18th March Members Meeting.
  • Currently 32 names on the list.


  • Orpington Train Station: 7:15am for 7:30am departure.
  • Arrival at NSC: 10:30am.
  • Group Talk: 11:30am.
  • Planetarium: 1:00pm.
  • Departure: 3:00pm.