Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth Dynamic Earth is a visitor attraction in Edinburgh, and also functions as a conference venue. It is in the Holyrood area, beside the Scottish Parliament building and at the foot of Arthur's Seat.The principal focus of Dynamic Earth is to facilitate a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the Earth (known as earth science).
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This includes the Big Bang, abiogenesis, plate tectonics and glaciation.HistoryThe centre opened in 1999 as one of the first major projects supported by the Millennium Commission. The project was part of an urban regeneration plan for former industrial land at the lower end of the Royal Mile.In the year 2006−2007 there were more than 200,000 visitors.DesignThe building's structure consists of a steel mast-supported membrane stretched over a steel skeleton. It was designed by architects Michael Hopkins and Partners. The design incorporates the original wall that former the outer perimeter of the former brewery that was on the site.The centre's Scientific Director is the British television and radio presenter specialising in scientific and educational programmes Hermione Cockburn

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112-116 Holyrood Gait
Edinburgh
EH8 8AS

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