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Glasgow Science Centre Welcome - thanks for coming by. We're Glasgow Science Centre. We want to inspire, excite and enthuse people about science. Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions situated on the banks of the Clyde.
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We present concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways - interactive exhibits, planetarium, live science shows & Imax 3D cinema. Follow us on Instagram @GlasgowScienceCentre, Twitter @GSC1, and YouTube

Mission: Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens and science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

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What a week we have had so far!👀The launch of The Hub.🐝A brand new launch each day.🐸The launch of Our Planet theme.🦐Tune...
20/11/2020

What a week we have had so far!

👀The launch of The Hub.

🐝A brand new launch each day.

🐸The launch of Our Planet theme.

🦐Tune in to The Hub today at 9am to watch our brand new release - Animals with jobs!

https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/hub

#ourworldourplanet

What are your hopes for the future? With one year to go until Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest conference on climate ch...
19/11/2020

What are your hopes for the future? With one year to go until Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest conference on climate change, our Climate Voices videos explore the future you all want to see.

Next in our Climate Voices series its Jane Morrison. Jane is a biologist who grew up in the highlands of Scotland where she fell in love with nature. She currently works in environmental protection and is a Trustee at WEAll Scotland.

Visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/hub

Get involved in the global discussion now #OurWorldOurImpact.

Following on from the Scottish Government announcement today that Glasgow and surrounding local authority areas are to m...
17/11/2020

Following on from the Scottish Government announcement today that Glasgow and surrounding local authority areas are to move into COVID protection level 4 from Friday, Glasgow Science Centre and Whitelee Visitor Centre will be closed to the public until further notice.

If you have previously purchased tickets to visit the Science Centre during November or December 2020, please contact us for a refund (contact details here: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/contact-us).

🚀 If you're looking for loads of great science fun science activities to try at home, check out our huge #GSCAtHome resource: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/gsc-at-home

Stay safe and we hope to see you again in person soon!

What are your hopes for the future? With one year to go until Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest conference on climate ch...
17/11/2020
The Hub | Glasgow Science Centre

What are your hopes for the future? With one year to go until Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest conference on climate change, our Climate Voices videos explore the future you all want to see.

Coming up at 9am, join in the discussion with Chef Gary Maclean. Gary is the first national chef of Scotland and full time Senior Chef Lecturer at City of Glasgow College. Get involved by using #ourworldourimpact

https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub

We hope you enjoyed exploring our brand new on-demand Hub. Every day this week we will be bringing you brand new exclusi...
16/11/2020

We hope you enjoyed exploring our brand new on-demand Hub.

Every day this week we will be bringing you brand new exclusive video content that you can watch anytime, anywhere.

Tomorrow we will launch with the exciting Climate Voices video. Every week we will be featuring a new guest sharing their views on Climate Change

Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements throughout the week.

https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub

16/11/2020
Our World, Our Impact - Our Planet

The second part of the Our World Our Impact programme has launched and it's all about our living, breathing blue marble - Planet Earth. 🌍

Due to climate change, the delicate balance that we rely on to live in harmony with the planet is coming to a crucial tipping point.

We are all part of the solution to climate change.

💻 Join us online in the Our World Our Impact Hub as we host live Q and As with climate researchers, upload exclusive video content, and post tips and tricks to help us live in better balance with our planet.

📥 Sign up to the Our World, Our Impact newsletter on our website and use #OurWorldOurImpact on social media to get involved and keep up to date with our programme as it goes live.

ℹ️ Let Glasgow Science Centre be your ticket to COP26. Find out more at https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ourworldourimpact

Over at GSC we have been working hard to bring you exclusive on-demand videos and virtual content and we are excited to ...
15/11/2020

Over at GSC we have been working hard to bring you exclusive on-demand videos and virtual content and we are excited to tell you that it is almost time to launch The Hub as part of the #OurWorldOurImpact programme.

From our home to yours, join us as tomorrow as we ask, try, discover, and learn together.

We know you are busy 🐝!That is why from Monday 16th November you can access the #OurWorldOurImpact Hub and access our br...
13/11/2020

We know you are busy 🐝!

That is why from Monday 16th November you can access the #OurWorldOurImpact Hub and access our brand new on-demand content when it suits you.

Join us for exclusive video content, tips and tricks and more, to help us all play our part to live in a better balance with our planet.

Anytime, and anywhere, let’s explore our role in creating a greener, healthier and fairer future.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details over the coming days.

12/11/2020
A Spark of Science - Scottish Science pt 2

What's cooler than being cool? 0 Kelvin! 🥁

In this week's 'A Spark of Science,' we're learning about thermodynamics, or the scientific study of heat energy, and its connection to Scotland ❄️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Listen now on our Soundcloud 🎧 http://orlo.uk/5zOmj

In the last of our “How Did We Get Here?” posts exploring #ClimateJustice through the #OurWorldOurImpact programme, we l...
12/11/2020

In the last of our “How Did We Get Here?” posts exploring #ClimateJustice through the #OurWorldOurImpact programme, we look at School Strike for Climate (@syclimatestrike ).

➡️ What is it?

A series of Global Climate Strikes where children don’t attend school to protest the climate crisis. The strike on the 20th of September 2019 is regarded as the Largest Climate Strike in the world’s history.

➡️ How did we get here?

In August 2018, ninth grade pupil Greta Thunberg sat outside Swedish Parliament for a month with a placard that read “Skolstrejk för klimatet" or "school strike for climate". After learning about Climate Change in class she was convinced that there was no future for her or her friends the way that the world was going. Why attend school when there wouldn’t be a planet in the next 40 years?

With many children becoming increasingly anxious about the future of our planet, School Strike for Climate is a space for the youth to voice their concerns. Her initial strike in 2018 has inspired millions of young people around the world to strike from school for the planet that they will one day inherit.

➡️ How can I learn more?

⚖️ Learn more about School Strikes for Climate here: www.fridaysforfuture.org

⚖️ Read some first hand experiences in this year’s Global Climate Strike: www.globalclimatestrike.net/stories

⚖️ Join the Climate Strike and find events in your area: https://ukscn.org/take-action/

(Glasgow Science Centre is not responsible for the content or views shared on other websites)

11/11/2020
GSCAtHome Presents: The Christmas Extravaganza

Uncover the science behind the festive season with our online Christmas Extravaganza! 🎄

Join us on Friday 11 December for wondrous workshops, creative crafts and all your favourite spectacular science in this one-off online event ✨

Register for your free ticket now! 🎟️ http://orlo.uk/tQtJq

The #OurWorldOurImpact programme has been exploring #ClimateJustice by asking “How Did We Get Here?” and continues today...
10/11/2020

The #OurWorldOurImpact programme has been exploring #ClimateJustice by asking “How Did We Get Here?” and continues today with a focus on Vanua Levu.

➡️ What is it?

Vanua Levu is the second-largest island in Fiji. While over 136,000 live there 20km2 has been purchased by the Republic of Kiribati for food and land. Kiribati is over 2000 km away.

➡️ How did we get here?

In 2014, then President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, requested this land through growing fears that due to global warming Kiribati faces the real threat of becoming submerged. With a population of 110,000 to consider, not only will this land provide space for food it could also act as a last resort for refuge for his people.

Kiribati’s carbon emissions were 0.57 tons per capita in 2014. By comparison, the world’s largest contributors ranged from 16 to 23 tons per captia. Despite this $5.5 million was spent on the Kiribati Adaptation Program in 2003 to modify the 33 islands to defend against the rising water levels.

➡️ How can I learn more?

⚖️ Learn more about Kiribati: https://www.kiribatitourism.gov.ki/

⚖️ Learn more about Migration with Dignity from Anote Tong: https://youtu.be/_RUPCZPxg1o

⚖️ Sign this Petition to get the UK government involved: https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/petition/climate

(Glasgow Science Centre is not responsible for the content or views shared on other websites)

It has been two weeks since we launched the Our World Our Impact programme and we have some exciting news at GSC that we...
09/11/2020

It has been two weeks since we launched the Our World Our Impact programme and we have some exciting news at GSC that we just cannot keep secret anymore.

The #OurWorldOurImpact Hub is coming soon! Our brand-new area will host exclusive on-demand content allowing you to stay engaged with climate science at any time, from anywhere.

Be the first to know, sign up to the Our World, Our Impact newsletter on our website.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information.

https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact

Glasgow Science Centre will #LightUpRed in support of the @poppyscotland #ScottishPoppyAppeal.Please show your respect i...
06/11/2020

Glasgow Science Centre will #LightUpRed in support of the @poppyscotland #ScottishPoppyAppeal.

Please show your respect in spirit with us by observing the two-minute silence at 11am if you are visiting, or from your doorstep on Remembrance Sunday. #EveryPoppyCounts #LestWeForget

Glasgow Science Centre do not believe in cancelling Christmas!We're working on ways to bring you, your colleagues, and y...
06/11/2020

Glasgow Science Centre do not believe in cancelling Christmas!

We're working on ways to bring you, your colleagues, and your loved ones festive science fun this Christmas 🎁

🙏🏻 Please help us & take a quick survey on your thoughts around science-themed hampers 👉🏻 http://bit.ly/GSC-Hampers-Survey

05/11/2020
A Spark of Science - Vertical Farming

In this episode of 'A Spark of Science,' we're learning about vertical farming 🌱

As our population grows, vertical farming could transform agriculture by increasing food security and reducing waste.

Listen to the full episode on our Soundcloud now 🎧 http://orlo.uk/SVTt2

On today’s #OurWorldOurImpact post exploring ‘How Did We Get Here?’, we take a look at Wonderbag (Wonderbag). What is it...
05/11/2020

On today’s #OurWorldOurImpact post exploring ‘How Did We Get Here?’, we take a look at Wonderbag (Wonderbag).

What is it?
The Wonderbag is an electric-free heat-cooker. By placing heated up food within the thermal bag for up to 12 hours you greatly reduce energy used to cook as well as time spent cooking.

How did we get here?
Wonderbag’s focus is on the women and girls and how they are disproportionately affected by climate change. With an estimated 3 billion people around the world still relying on open fires to cook, the majority of these women’s time is spent fetching firewood and tending potentially harmful cooking fires. By using this device, Wonderbag studies show that women gain 1300 hours a year that can be spent in education and with their families.

Wonderbag also supports jobs for women through factory sewing and manufacturing Wonderbags, as well as enabling women to start their own businesses by transporting and selling hot food. Not only does Wonderbag help reduce carbon pollution and smoke inhalation but it’s also empowering women around the world.

How can I learn more?
⚖️ Check out www.wonderbagworld.com

⚖️ Learn about climate change’s impact on women around the world on www.wplus.org

⚖️ Consider buying a Wonderbag for you and someone in Africa in the Wonderbag Store

(Glasgow Science Centre is not responsible for the content or views shared on other websites)

In the first of our series of #OurWorldOurImpact social media posts on 'How Did We Get Here?' we take a closer look at D...
03/11/2020

In the first of our series of #OurWorldOurImpact social media posts on 'How Did We Get Here?' we take a closer look at Donside Hydro (Aberdeen Community Energy ).

What is it?
It’s a community-operated hydro-electric station in Aberdeenshire, built in 2016 that currently generates enough energy to power 130 houses. By generating clean energy on their site they are preventing up to 240 tons of greenhouse emissions from being released per year.

How did we get here?
The Donside community wanted to become as sustainable as possible and help from the Scottish Government’s CARES Fund was able to make their dream a reality.

All the electricity produced is sold back to the National Grid making roughly £30,000 a year which is funneled back into the community.

With the funds they have been able to plant over 1000 trees, set up a community-owned apiary as well as secure land for future community-led projects.

Not only is Donside helping their environment but they are also raising awareness of how community groups can help. They have facilitated visits and advice for similar projects in Nepal and the Isle of Man. They also provide seminars and tours for two Masters Courses at the University of Aberdeen, the money from which is again fed back into community projects.

How can I learn more?
⚖️ Check out www.acenergy.org.uk for more information

⚖️ Learn about the CARES Fund on www.localenergy.scot/funding

⚖️ Support the Local Energy Bill on www.powerforthepeople.org.uk to make more projects like this a reality.

(Glasgow Science Centre is not responsible for the content or views shared on other websites)

Oftentimes it's easy to forget how people can come together to respond to challenges around the climate crisis. Over the...
02/11/2020

Oftentimes it's easy to forget how people can come together to respond to challenges around the climate crisis.

Over the next week, we'll be highlighting #ClimateJustice through a series of short #OurWorldOurImpact social media posts on 'How did we get here?' ⚖️

Starting tomorrow with Donside Hydro...

For more on Our World, Our Impact visit our website: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ourworldourimpact

Our climate is changing, impacting on the lives and livelihoods of people across the planet. But who is being affected a...
02/11/2020

Our climate is changing, impacting on the lives and livelihoods of people across the planet. But who is being affected and why?

Join us on Wednesday 11th November for an insightful discussion as we explore how people are affected and coping with the impacts of climate change, how island communities are being supported, how they relate to us here in Scotland, and our island communities and have your say on these issues.

Find out more info at http://orlo.uk/living-with-climate-change_bHJLp

Hosted by Glasgow Science Centre, The Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University

#OurWorldOurImpact #ClimateJustice

02/11/2020
Our World, Our Impact - Climate Justice

Climate change impacts on the lives and livelihoods of people across the planet. 



⚖️ Explore the injustices created by the world’s changing climate.



Celebrate the actions people around the world are taking to tackle climate change.



Look out for our series of ‘How Did We Get Here?’ posts on social media over the coming week and our ‘Living With Climate Change: Small Islands’ panel discussion on 11th November.



ℹ️ Log on to our website to find out more about Our World, Our Impact: http://bit.ly/OWOI-ClimateJustice

#OurWorldOurImpact #ClimateJustice

31/10/2020
Happy Halloween 2020!

How many elastic bands?

Happy #Halloween2020 from everyone at Glasgow Science Centre!

Stay safe - we're trained pumpkin professionals 🎃

Hey, can you spare us 1 minute to answer a couple of simple & quick questions? Glasgow Science Centre will be the offici...
31/10/2020

Hey, can you spare us 1 minute to answer a couple of simple & quick questions?

Glasgow Science Centre will be the official public engagement zone of COP26, a major international climate change conference next year.

How do you feel about climate change?

http://orlo.uk/quick-questions_mhJoe

#OurWorldOurImpact

Planning a visit to Glasgow Science Centre a weekend this November?🆕 You'll notice the exciting transformation of our fi...
30/10/2020

Planning a visit to Glasgow Science Centre a weekend this November?

🆕 You'll notice the exciting transformation of our first floor gallery has begun as you arrive at the top of the escalator.

With walls being demolished and components being assembled, the wait is almost over to feed your curiosity and get hands on with fascinating phenomena in Explore!

This unmissable experience will nurture your inner scientist and inspire you to see the world around you in a new way.

Make a splash with sound, avoid detection by a thermal camera and strike a pose with colourful shadows.

Explore! is an exciting evolution of our first floor experience with a mixture of refurbished visitor-favourites and brand-new interactive exhibits.

The visitor-favourites you can see in the photos being spruced up are available from Saturday 14 November and further shiny new exhibits will arrive towards the end of the year. Ready, set, Explore!

🎫 Remember, you'll need to book your visit to GSC in advance online, along with your lunch in the cafe and car parking if required. For more info and to book visit: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/welcome-back

30/10/2020

🎃 LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! 🎃

You have until 5pm this evening to sign up for your free ticket for this year's online Halloween Spooktacular.

Here's a sneak peek of Monstech Global's monstrous team who'll be taking you on an all access tour of their HQ on Friday 30 October 💀

The whole family can get involved at home with spooky activities to try, spooktacular shows and disgusting dissections to see 👻

🎫 Register for the free event and we'll send you and your household your exclusive invite to join us from home for this year's Halloween Spooktacular.

To book your free ticket, head to our website: http://orlo.uk/rFkhr

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50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow
G51 1EA

BY BUSStagecoach X19 (Govan Road / Pacific Quay)First Bus No 90 (Paisley Road West)McGill's Bus 23 and 26 (Pacific Drive)City Sightseeing Tour Bus (Pacific Quay)BY TRAINExhibition Centre is located on the Argyle Line with regular services running from Glasgow Central and Partick Stations. There is a covered walkway from the station to SECC, from where you walk past the Crowne Plaza Hotel and over the river to Glasgow Science Centre (5-10 mins.)BY SUBWAYThe nearest station is Cessnock. Exit the station and turn left, then turn right onto Brand Street and then left onto Lorne Street. Turn left onto Pacific Drive and the entrance to Glasgow Science Centre is at the roundabout. (10-15 mins.)

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For general info check out our website www.glasgowsciencecentre.org or call us on 0141 420 5000

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Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Had a fab day today and we felt completely safe. The measures you have in place are amazing and didn’t impact our day in any way. Great day and brilliant service. Thanks For all your hard work!!
Why not join us for our GoSpaceWatch public Online Lecture on Wednesday 7th October at 7:30 pm UK Time. Dr Carly Howett from the Southwest Research Institute will discuss the proposed NASA mission, the Pluto System Orbiter "Persephone" For full details and tickets please see https://www.facebook.com/events/3383111558417993
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Loved lava lamp experiment 😁
Sadly our astronaut didn't survive 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Thanks for the daily dose. Here's James with the exploding bottle.
We tried the Lava lamp experiment and my little girl loved it
IS THIS ON TODAY?#
We're already social distancing and our three children aged 10, 5 and 3 thoroughly enjoyed the science lesson this morning. Thank you
Will it be a facebook live video? And what is the topic? Just wondering if suitable for my 6 year old Thanks x