Moon land­ing in­spires cen­tre’s ac­tiv­i­ties

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY DANIEL BOAL

Aberdeen Sci­ence Cen­tre has cre­ated a se­ries of new Space Race ac­tiv­i­ties to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of the moon land­ing.

The mile­stone has rekin­dled in­ter­est in moon ex­plo­ration, cel­e­brat­ing the his­toric day in 1969 when Neil Arm­strong be­came the first per­son to walk on the moon.

The new ac­tiv­i­ties at the cen­tre will al­low vis­i­tors of all ages to work in groups to de­sign and build a lan­der that will safely deliver as­tro­nauts to the moon, where they will sleep, eat and work for up to five years.

Young­sters un­der the age of five can en­joy lis­ten­ing to the story On the Moon, fol­lowed by a craft ses­sion to de­sign and colour in space suits and as­tro­nauts.

The cen­tre is un­der­go­ing a multi-mil­lion-pound re­de­vel­op­ment and is due to re­open next sum­mer, with Ban­con Con­struc­tion car­ry­ing out works at the Tramsheds on Con­sti­tu­tion Street.

The cen­tre’s re­de­vel­op­ment in­cludes an ex­ten­sion and the cre­ation of a new mez­za­nine floor, which will al­most dou­ble the ex­hi­bi­tion space, and ex­pose the roof struc­ture to al­low nat­u­ral light to flood into the build­ing.

Aberdeen Sci­ence Cen­tre

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