All Systems Go as Dundee Science Centre Launches a Sensational Summer of Space

Dundee Science Centre-Sensation has unveiled its brand new collection of summer exhibitions that will take visitors on a thrilling journey through the fascinating world beyond our own and bring them face to face with all things space.

From 01 June until 30 September, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the interactive One Small Step exhibition, which is featuring at the centre of this summer’s space-inspired activities. Using images, film, detailed models and interactive displays, the exciting new attraction takes visitors on a captivating journey from the earliest memories of space travel to the future hopes and dreams of space enthusiasts. 

Visitors can also embark on their own starlit venture through space, with Dundee Science Centre’s new planetarium.  The 22m2 immersive exhibit surrounds visitors with a variety of dynamic visual displays, whilst astronomy experts are on hand to guide each star gazer through the journey. Throughout June, the centre is offering one lucky visitor the chance to name the new planetarium. Both adults and children will have the opportunity to submit their ideas when they visit the exhibit, with the winning entry unveiled during the centre’s 10th birthday celebrations at the beginning of July.

This summer, Dundee Science Centre is also home to an exclusive, limited edition Hubble Space Telescope image, released by NASA and STScl to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the satellite’s exploration venture. One of just 100, and the only on display in Scotland, the image captures one of the largest star-birth regions in the galaxy and offers a fascinating glimpse into the depths of space.

Following the launch of its space inspired summer exhibitions, Dundee Science Centre is kicking the season off in style with its next Reclaim evening this Wednesday (09 June from 7pm). From a four-piece band to a cocktail workshop, everyone will be in the mood for the holidays by the end of the night.

Café Science Extra also returns this week with the topic of Dundee’s search for drugs to cure tropical diseases. Dr Laura Cleghorn will be taking the stage at the centre on Wednesday 09 June from 6pm until 7pm.

For further details about the summer exhibitions or upcoming events, visit sensation.org.uk

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Notes to editor:

Reclaim Evenings

Reclaim events are held every month to offer grown-ups an alternative way to experience and enjoy the science centre – in the evening, over a drink, without the children.

Café Science Extra

The Science Centre works closely with the universities of Dundee and Abertay, keeping it at the forefront of the latest research, discoveries and inspiring topics. Café Science Extra was recently created as a branch of Dundee’s increasingly popular Café Science initiative, and offers the opportunity for the public to engage with the world of science. Hosted monthly, and free to everyone, the sessions are delivered by up and coming research scientists in a relaxed, informal environment and explore current issues, new areas of research and some of the latest findings without the mind boggling tech-talk.

Contact: Debbie Standen
Phone: 0131 470 3400
Email: debbie.standen@porternovelli.co.uk
Website: http://www.sensation.org.uk