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Celebrating BepiColombo's Launch

 

Onwards to Mercury!

 

On Friday 5 October, the launch window opens for Europe’s newest spacecraft – BepiColombo – bound for the planet Mercury.

Join us for a day celebrating this exciting new mission and find out more about Mercury, the mission, and how Leicester scientists are involved.

 

BepiColombo. Image: Astrium

 

 

The following extra activities will be open to school groups as part of your standard group booking:

 

10:00 - Drop-in tour of Bepi’s X-ray eyes, guided by our space experts. Location: Our Solar System gallery

 

10:20 – Planetarium show introducing Mercury and the other night sky constellations. Location: Planetarium

 

11:30 – Guest talk on BepiColombo by a Leicester scientist involved in the mission. Location: Live Space

 

12:00 - Drop-in tour of Bepi’s X-ray eyes, guided by our space experts. Location: ‘Our Solar System’ gallery

 

12:20 – Planetarium show introducing Mercury and the other night sky constellations. Location: Planetarium

 

14:20 – Planetarium show introducing Mercury and the other night sky constellations. Location: Planetarium

 

All day – BepiColombo craft. Location: Orbiting Earth gallery

 

**Please note that these timings are subject to change, depending on the live launch schedule. If the launch occurs during our opening hours, we will be sure to stream it live! If it’s postponed to another day, we will still celebrate the mission and run the above activities as scheduled.

Celebrating BepiColombo

Bepi Colombo. Image: AstriumOn Friday 5 October, the launch window opens for Europe’s newest spacecraft bound for the planet Mercury. Join us for a day celebrating this exciting mission and find out more about Mercury, the mission, and how Leicester scientists are involved.

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