The Magic of Science

By: wearywanderer64

Apr 19 2012

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Glasgow Science Centre is a visitor attraction located on the south bank of the River Cyde in Glasgow, Scotland. It composes of three principal buildings which are the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Tower.

Science Mall

The Science Mall is a big titanium-clad crescent shape structure that houses three floors of over 250 interactive science-learning exhibits, a Science Show Theatre and the Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium. The planetarium contains a Zeiss optical-mechanical projector  that projects images of the night sky onto a 15m diameter dome.

IMAX Cinema

The IMAX cinema was the first IMAX cinema to be built in Scotland. The single auditorium seats 370 in front of a rectangular screen measuring 82 feet by 62 feet (25 m by 18.9 m) and has the capability to show 3D films as well as standard 2D films in IMAX format. It opened to the public in October 2000, several months prior to the opening of the two other buildings.

Glasgow Tower

Opened to the public in June 2001, Glasgow Science Centre is part of the on-going redevelopment of Pacific Quay which was once a cargo port known as Prince’s Dock. The  Glasgow Tower was originally designed by the architect Richard Horden and cost£75 million, including £10 million for Glasgow Tower, with over £37 million.

 The science Museum in Glasgow is great for all the family and has many things to do and explore. Totally recommended for science teachers to come here on trips so kids can learn the basics of science (and perhaps the secrets of a few magic tricks too.)
Mon, Tue
10 am until 3 pm
Wed, Thu, Fri
10 am until 3 pm
Sat, Sun
10 am until 5 pm

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