Ground control to Manchester: A New Late at Museum of Science & Industry  

Dallas Campbell and Dr Suzie Imber are set to appear at a very special space-themed Late event at the Museum of Science and Industry.

By Manchester's Finest | March 6th '18

Dr Suzie Imber is Associate Professor in Space Physics and winner of the BBC’s Astronauts: Do you have what it takes? Suzie will be putting people through their paces to see if they have what it takes to go to the moon and beyond.

Dallas Campbell will be sharing top tips for space explorers from his latest book, How to Leave the Planet, a “deeply impractical guide” full of real and imagined space travel stories.

The Late event is a celebration of the arrival of Tim Peake’s Soyuz space capsule at the museum as part of a national tour created by global technology innovators Samsung and the Science Museum Group.

The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule was used by Tim for his Principia Mission, and will be on display at the Museum of Science and Industry from Saturday, March 10 to until Sunday, May 13. Curator Doug Millard will be sharing some special insights into this incredible space capsule.

That’s not the only spacecraft on display – you can also take a stellar selfie with Skybolt 2, a nine-foot rocket that’s really been into space. Made by Manchester-based manufacturer Starchaser, this is the largest rocket in the UK and will be on display for the whole evening in the Upper Yard outside the Great Western Warehouse.

The event will also feature the Wonderdome Planetarium, virtual reality space travel, space rovers, meteorite hunting, stargazing and much, much more.

Get hands-on making holograms, mission patches and constellation coasters. Then refuel with astro food and the space bar. So set your phasers to FUN and prepare to be entertained to infinity and beyond…well, 10pm, which might as well be beyond after a full days work.

Tickets are free, but you must book online here.

Museum of Science and Industry,  Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP
0161 832 2244
www.msimanchester.org.uk/