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Andoya Space Center. Spaceship Aurora

Bleiksveien 46, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 76 14 46 00
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We spent an interesting afternoon here after a whale watching trip earlier in the day. The visit... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Spaceship Aurora

A great morning at Spaceship Aurora with Helena a very helpful and knowledgeable young lady, some... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Stuart W
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Andoya Space Center is the only operating space center in Europe. Spaceship Aurora is the visitor- educational and activity center linked to Andøya Space Center. MISSION "Solar Storm". At Spaceship Aurora you can experience a virtual trip into space, learn to know the Northern Lights, get more knowledge of the origin and effect on our planet, and how the Northern lights are reflected in Norwegian history and culture. You will take part in sientific experiments, launch virtual probes and get an impression of how the day to day life is like at a Space Center. The Spaceship offers activities for all age groups. A Mission Commander will guide you and your group thru the Aurora mission. We can also offer fun souvenirs from our Space Shop. 3D-FILM Unraveling the Cosmos A 20 minutes 3D-film about how we humans explore space, and what we know -so far. Cool 3D effects and nice graphics. NORTHERN LIGHTS FILM AND EXHIBITIONS. A short widescreen film about the history of the reserch of the Northern Lights and how rockets from Andoya are used in the reserch. The center offers exciting exhibitions, experiments and films showing Aurora Borealis and Norway as a space nation.
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  • Poor6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bleiksveien 46, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 76 14 46 00

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We spent an interesting afternoon here after a whale watching trip earlier in the day. The visit was factual giving us information about the Aurora, but also had a fun element in the simulated space trip. We were a group who had met for the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A great morning at Spaceship Aurora with Helena a very helpful and knowledgeable young lady, some very interesting parts and some great fun too

Thank Stuart W
Spaceship_Aurora, Daglig leder at Andoya Space Center. Spaceship Aurora, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi Stuart! So nice to see you had a good and interesting visit at the Spaceship Aurora! All the best. Robert Svendsen, manager.

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn more about the Aurora you had better give this place a visit. It is advisable to ring in advance to save any waiting around.

Thank NJT25
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The weather was not good to go out sea and sea safari organised the very educative tour about northern lights. Very ludic good for groups, families and friends

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Andøya Space Center give themselves a real challenge in delivering an exhibition for a wide audience of age and interest. I think they do a great job in delivering this; we had the personal attention of Robert Svendsen to take us through both the overview...More

Thank Simon H
Spaceship_Aurora, Kundeansvarlig at Andoya Space Center. Spaceship Aurora, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thanks for your feedback! It was so nice to have you guys as our guests. I also had a very good time, and I know I have a fun job :-) All the best. Robert S

Reviewed 8 October 2016

We got a lot of information about the Northern Lights, how, why and when they are studied. We had the spaceship experience as well, and it was a lot of fun. i recommend getting motion platforms for the spaceship simulator, it will make the whole...More

Thank RaviK212
Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you are personnaly interested, you'll got a lot of informations about Nothern Lights and how scientists study at them. It's even better for children, with a lot of games and interative experiences.

Thank lesvoyageurs2011
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The fun part is the space mission where you get to participate in a space mission to study Northern Light at the earth's magnetosphere. The videos that explain Northern Light were well done and it was a pleasant and educational experience. Not sure we would...More

Thank Kath_Lau
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The kids (between 10-12 years old) loved it. Very educational for the whole family. My son has been there before, but he was thrilled when he heard that we was going one more time. Highly recommended👍🏼

Thank wanjamathilde
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

An interesting place to visit in Andenes. Northern light observatorie. You can use all day here if yo like and join the mission

Thank LNT40
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