Aberdeen Science Centre has launched its Aberdeen Space Odyssey, a celebration of space exploration and all its wonders.
Running from February to April 2015, this special event at the interactive science centre features daily science shows and live science demonstrations as well as a pop-up creative workshop by artist Kevin Andrew Morris.
The Aberdeen Space Odyssey reflects an upsurge of interest in space exploration following the Curiosity mission on Mars and Rosetta’s “comet landing”. Later this year, Tim Peake will be the first Briton to set foot in the International Space Station (ISS).
Andrew McDonald, Senior Explainer, Aberdeen Science Centre, comments, “Space science is fascinating but complex. We designed the Aberdeen Space Odyssey in a way that is family friendly, fun and enlightening.”
Attractions on offer include “Space on the Spot” live science demonstrations, where visitors will learn about the science of space, vacuums, gravity and rockets and a “Day & Night” workshop which explains to younger visitors why it’s light in the day and dark at night.
Rupert Grint and Tim Allen narrate two space shows in the planetarium: “We are Aliens” and “Back to the Moon for Good”, both produced by NSC Creative.
McDonald adds, “We really hope this programme will inspire future astronauts and astrophysicists, and provide something for everyone!”