FROM an inflatable planetarium to meteor making sessions, the mysteries of space travel are being brought to Northallerton library.

The University of York’s Astrocampus will touch down in Northallerton on August 7 to coincide with the library's annual Summer Reading Challenge.

This year’s theme is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

And library visitors will be able to explore the wonders of space in the Cosmodome, an inflatable planetarium.

It will explain the stories behind constellations, take a tour of the night skies, fly past planets and discover why stars explode.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with the University of York’s Astrocampus to bring these exciting space themed activities to Northallerton and Selby libraries.

"Held during the summer holidays, the sessions coincide with the Summer Reading Challenge.

"This is always a popular scheme, with almost 10,000 children in North Yorkshire taking part last year. We hope these hands-on sessions draw even more people to the libraries.”

The Cosmodome shows at Northallerton library will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm and tickets are £1; contact the library to book.