Glasgow Science Centre
We had an excuse to have a day out in Glasgow thanks to a Gumtree furniture pick-up scheduled for later in the day. Although originally intending to go to the Riverside Museum, after a little Satnav faux-pas we parked up at the Glasgow Science Centre on the south bank of the Clyde, right next to BBC Scotland's headquarters.
The sun was shining brightly on what felt like one of the first truly pleasant days of spring.
We wandered past the IMAX cinema and Science Centre itself before briefly venturing out onto the pedestrian bridge which spans the River Clyde. This gives an excellent view of the Centre, the constellations visible in the near end window and clouds reflecting off the impressive expanse of glass.
Back in the Science Centre we bought our tickets, both for admission as well as for one of the planetarium shows later in the day. We had a quick lunch in the cafe and then enjoyed a wander around most areas of the centre which is packed full of interesting, informative and interactive exhibits. The most engaging aspect was the area on new and developing technologies for generating and managing power.
Eventually we headed down to the space area where the planetarium is located, soon being shown into the spectacular domed auditorium. The show featured stunning images from the Astrophotographer of the Year Award and combined photos themselves with fantastic visuals of the night sky.
Back outside we finished off the last couple of areas before heading off having thoroughly enjoyed our few hours spent in the Centre.