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Science Museum Lates returns next month


After a long hiatus, the monthly adult-only nighttime opening at the Science Museum resumes next month.

Each of the monthly late openings is thematic, and the November one will be entirely dedicated to space, celebrating the Last Frontier. From rocket launch workshops and space object hunts to a Soyuz simulator.

There will also be all the regular events of live chats, music and silent disco.

General admission to the Lates Museum is free, although there is also a VIP option that allows you to enter a little earlier and includes a free drink and a discount in the shop.

The first post-pandemic Science Museum Late will take place on Wednesday November 24 and tickets must be reserved here.

Highlights for Science Museum Lates in November

Black Arrow rocket launch

Britain’s first step in the space race, BLACK ARROW, launched 50 years ago. Take on the challenge the engineers faced and see if you will succeed through thick and thin or crash and burn.

A new science of consciousness: Anil Seth in conversation

Being you is not as easy as it sounds. Somehow, in each of our brains, billions of neurons are working to create our conscious experience. How can this happen? Join Anil and a host of guests take the floor to explore the intersections between consciousness and philosophy, mathematics, artificial intelligence and more.

This event requires tickets to be booked from here.

Between the worlds: there is no planet B

Experience a live performance of an original composition by virtuoso violinist Anna Phoebe, accompanied by stunning visuals from the European Space Agency.

Q&A with Libby Jackson: the UK’s future in space

Libby has worked at the European Space Agency, NASA and now the British Space Agency. What is the future of British citizens in space? What kind of people could these astronauts be?

Soyuz simulator

Train like a Russian cosmonaut on the British Interplanetary Society’s Soyuz simulator replica and attempt to dock a Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station.

Q&A with Madeline Thorpe: How to Operate a Spaceport

What is a spaceport? And what challenges do you face when you’re in charge? Madeline Thorpe has been CEO of Spaceport Cornwall for 7 years and is here to answer all of your questions