Venue & Accommodation


Our host for BAP2022 is Josh, and the team from National Space Centre.

The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is the UK’s largest planetarium, seating up to 192 people.


Address: National Space Centre, National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS 

Driving: The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester’s inner and outer ring roads.  Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around Leicester.

Bus:First Bus 54 runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 9.30am.  The bus stop is only 2 minutes’ walk away from the National Space Centre.

Train:  East Midland Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or a taxi to the National Space Centre.


We want to ensure BAP remains good value and there are many hotels nearby for all budgets.  A list of suggested hotels nearby are below.

Below is a list of hotels in the local area:
Hover over a location for the name, click for address and website.
Reminder – The conference will run between the following dates TBC

For details about Airbnb locations then click here

Hotel list (there are many hotels, but here is a selection for various budgets):

Holiday Inn Leicester
Leicester Mariott

Premier Inn (Leicester City Centre) 
Ramada Encore
The Belmont
Travelodge (Leicester Central)

Past venues

2021 - Virtual e-conference (Zoom)

2020 - Virtual e-conference (Zoom)

2019 - International Centre for Life, Newcastle)

2018 - Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham Museums

2017 - Glasgow Science Centre

2016 - We the Curious (formerly At-Bristol)

2015 - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium (formerly INTECH)

2014 - Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham Museums

2013 - International Centre for Life,  Newcastle

2012 - National Space Centre, Leicester

2011 - World Museum, Liverpool

2010 - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium (formerly INTECH)

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