Glasgow Science Festival 2017

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Glasgow is coming together to celebrate science and showcase the outstanding contribution Glasgow based researchers make to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and maths! The annual Glasgow Science Festival takes place from Thursday 8th of June to Sunday 18th and there are some fantastic event staking place for all ages across the City.

As well as our education and public programme, we have created some special events to tie in with the festival theme of “Glasgow Explores!”

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Planetarium Lates

Saturday 10th and 17th of June at 1900
Tickets £6pp
Suitable for ages 8+
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The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre brings you Planetarium Lates, the opportunity to explore the cosmos after hours. Whether you're looking for a way to kick-start your evening, or as a special treat for the kids, our planetarium will amaze you. These Planetarium Lates are live presenter-led shows, where our team of expert astronomers will fly you on a tour of the cosmos, showing you the latest amazing images, and talking about cutting-edge astronomy news.

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The Pure Random Science Show

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June at 1900
Tickets £6pp

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Preview our new summer blockbuster science show, a show like no other, The Pure Random Science Show! The show invites the audience to help decide the demonstrations using our Wheel of Fortune! Be thrilled by spectacular demonstrations and learn the science behind why it all happens! What will the show entail? Nobody knows.

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SciFi Sundays

Sci-fi Sundays in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre. Adults-only shows starting 7pm, with tickets that include a beer, wine or soft drink, a snack and a whistle-stop tour of the solar system as well as the main feature. All this for £15 per person - cosmic!

Sunshine
Sunday 11th June at 1900
£15pp
Strictly adults only

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Danny Boyle’s Sunshine is set in 2057, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope is a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel. There is an accident, a fatal mistake, and a distress beacon from a spaceship that disappeared seven years earlier. Soon the crew is fighting not only for their lives, but their sanity.

Moon
Sunday 18th at 1900
£15pp
Strictly adults only

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Moon is a British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), an astronaut nearing the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Moon. Isolation takes an alarming toll on his mind, mere weeks before he is to return home. This sets into motion a series of events which reveals the terrible truth behind his mission.

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David Elder Lecture: "Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe" with Professor Martin Hendry

Thursday 15th June at 1830 and 2000
£6pp
Suitable for ages 12+

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Join us in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre for a special David Elder lecture, "Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe", presented by Prof. Martin Hendry. 

The David Elder lecture series presents a line-up of talks from expert astronomers at the cutting edge of their fields of research. This lecture series continues the tradition of monthly astronomy lectures in Glasgow which began with the first David Elder Lecture in 1905, 112 years ago! The David Elder lectures are presented in partnership with the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde. Each lecture lasts for approximately 1 hour and costs only £6.

 

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