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Space Park Leicester to open its doors to local community

Space Park Leicester to open its doors to local community

Residents, organisations and businesses are invited to a behind the scenes tour of Space Park Leicester next month.

The £100 million research institute is opening its doors to the public on Monday, October 17, between 3.30pm and 7.30pm as part of its inaugural Space Art Exhibition. 

Academics will be on hand to lead tours around the state-of-the-art facilities and to provide information about the ongoing research being conducted at Space Park Leicester. 

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about Leicester’s involvement in the James Webb Space Telescope, which was launched on Christmas Day 2021. 

In addition, visitors will be able to take part in space-themed craft activities and can see samples of the moon. 

Also, on display during the event will be a thermal imaging camera (NCEO) and there will also be a carbon footprint game. 

Josh Barker, Education and Outreach Manager at Space Park Leicester, said:

“We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to give our fantastic Leicester community exclusive access to our wonderful research hub. 

“Not only will we showcase the phenomenal space art during the action-packed community day, but we will also outline the exciting projects that are currently underway or in the pipeline.” 

He added:

“It is great to see that the presence of Space Park Leicester is steadily rising not only in the city of Leicester but in the region and the UK as a whole.” 

Those wishing to attend the free event need to confirm their attendance via Eventbrite:

People unable to attend the community open event can take a fly-through virtual tour of Space Park Leicester with this video:

Space Park Leicester has been designed to support increased collaboration between University of Leicester researchers and educators and the private sector, creating high quality knowledge-based jobs, building the skills base through training, and contributing to economic growth and resilience of the economy.

The project is led by the University of Leicester in partnership with Leicester City Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). 

To find out more information about Space Park Leicester, visit:

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