Out of this world adventure

25th September 2013

A trip to Glasgow Science Centre will be out of this world this bank holiday weekend! Explore your universe as you hunt for meteorites, see the sun like never before and discover the celestial wonders of the night sky in the planetarium.

Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is celebrating all things space as part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Explore your Universe project. Experts from the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews will be on hand to demonstrate their amazing work in space science. Dr Paula Lindgren will take you on a hunt across the desert in the search for meteorites, Dr David Macfarlane, a volcano radar scientist, will help you predict volcanic eruptions and Dr Iain Hannah will be showing the latest solar images and movies and exploring the many colours of the sun.

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are. The planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre is a must for any space explorer and this weekend two stellar shows will transport you into the dark depths of the universe. Little explorers can go on a space adventure with Ratty and find the starry picture constellations in the sky or you can relax under the twinkling canopy of stars and discover more about the work that space researchers are doing in the UK.

You can also take on the role of a space engineer as they construct a space capsule to protect the precious cargo from its impact on Mars and discover some really cool science as GSC scientists experiment with Liquid Nitrogen, brrr.

All of the space activities will take place in the Science Mall at Glasgow Science Centre, home to over 300 hands-on and interactive exhibits. Exhibits look at scientific areas like health and wellbeing, forces, ethics in science, magnetism and forces. You will spend hours playing with the interactive exhibits- move objects with the power of your mind, take apart a car engine and carry out a virtual autopsy. There is also a little scientist area for visitors under 7 where they can play in the sensory area, put on a puppet show and have a splish splash about in water ways.

In the Science Mall there is a fun programme of activities for all the family including live science shows, workshops, and demonstrations. This bank holiday weekend make sure to see live science show ‘Blood, Bile and Bodybits’ as you find out all about the functions of your body including what would happen if you didnt burp or fart! Plus, the GSC scientists will be carrying out Lung Dissections where you can watch on screen or get close up as you learn about lung structure and see how they deliver oxygen to your body to keep you alive.

To find out more call Glasgow Science Centre on 0141 420 5000 or visit www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

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