Launching this Autumn: Destination Space at World Museum!

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Image of Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut

Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut © European Space Agency

This week, we've been able to reveal some very exciting news! World Museum has joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to run a fantastic new programme at the Museum, providing children and families with an opportunity to learn all about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station. We're one of 20 centres taking part in the national programme, called 'Destination Space', which is backed by the UK Space Agency.

Last night, Tim Peake officially announced the programme at the UK Space Conference 2015, held here in Liverpool! 'Destination Space' will give children the chance to learn all about Tim’s mission. Get ready for hands-on experiments, rocket demonstrations, space equipment and live video footage from the International Space Station! As well as revealing lots about Tim’s work on the International Space Station, the two-year programme will celebrate the team behind Tim, highlighting the great opportunities out there for young people across the science and space sector. Families and schools across Merseyside will be invited to get involved with 'Destination Space'

Through a calendar of free shows and live events taking place from October 2015. Get set for special events for Tim’s launch, meet-the-expert sessions and a fabulous astronaut show to really bring Tim's mission to life at the Museum. Special curriculum-linked activities for school children aged 5-14 will begin in January 2016, during Tim’s time in space. Online, Destination Space will allow everybody to follow Tim’s adventures in space in real time, learning about inspiring figures within the field of human space flight and finding out what role in the crew would best suit them!

Destination Space will take place at World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool from October 2015. We'll be sharing lots more information on the website shortly, so watch this space!

Lead image: World Museum's Space Gallery