Glasgow Science Centre | Jim Wilson

picture-10Situated along the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow Science Centre is a fine example of Glasgow’s brave foray into the world of striking architecture.

Officially opened in 2001, the centre is part of the on-going redevelopment of Pacific Quay, a former shipping dock, that is now home to the main headquarters of STV and BBC Scotland.

Inside, the building is deceptively spacious and houses a Science Mall, Planetarium, Cafe and Shop while also boasting Scotland’s first ever IMAX Cinema. Visitors can also reach new heights by taking a lift to the top of the 127 foot-high Glasgow Tower, the tallest rotating tower in Scotland, where it is possible to experience 360 degree views of Glasgow city and beyond.

Although primarily catering for children and families, Glasgow Science Centre also serves as a venue for evening lectures and talks on Astronomy and Physics for people of all ages.

The IMAX Cinema screens several blockbuster movies at various points throughout the year and the latest to hit the IMAX screen is Batman : Return of the Dark Knight and more blockbuster movies are scheduled for screening later in the year, including Madagascar : Escape to Africa, Watchmen, Monsters vs Aliens 3D and Transformers 2 : Revenge of the Fallen.

GUM has teamed up with Glasgow Science Centre to offer four lucky readers a set of tickets each for full admission to Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Tower and IMAX cinema. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following mind-boggling question:

Q : How tall is the Glasgow Tower?
Add your answer to the subject heading of an email and send it with your name and contact telephone number to
[email protected]
Closing Date for entries is October 30th, 2008.
The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email shortly after the closing date.

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