Doors Open for Some Quality Science

In 1990 Glasgow was the first city in the UK to host Doors Open Day as part of the European Heritage Days. Now in its twenty fourth year, the free city-wide festival celebrates our unique architecture, parks, history and people.  For one week (16-22nd September), visitors are encouraged to explore over 100 buildings, from the iconic City Chambers to hidden gems like the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre.

This year, Glasgow Science Festival is getting in on the action with science-infused activities at three unique venues . . .

Lambhill Stables is a Category B-listed history building from the 1830s which was once home to horses that pulled the barges through the Forth and Clyde Canal. Today’s it’s a vibrant community hub, offering a range of activities for all ages.

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Lambhill Stables

On the morning of 5th April 1804, several men working in a quarry witnessed the first recorded meteorite in Scotland.  “I think there is a great judgement coming upon us!” shouted one eyewitness, as the meteorite crashed down into what is now Lambhill.  Where did it come from?  What is it made of?  And why is this important to scientists?  Join Debbie and Zara this Saturday 21st September from 10:00-16:00 to uncover the mystery of the High Possil Meteorite – and see a slice of the 4500 million-year-old rock for yourself!

A tribute to the High Possil meteorite is unveiled. The ancient rock has been the focus of research by scientists at the University of Glasgow.

A tribute to the High Possil meteorite is unveiled. The ancient rock has been the focus of research by scientists at the University of Glasgow.

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Easterhouse Fire Station

Cowcaddens Fire Station (Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, G4 0ES) and Easterhouse Fire Station (9 Grudie Street, Glasgow, G34 9BL) will be opening their shiny red doors this weekend, giving you the chance to see the inner workings of a modern fire station.

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September, our very own Rebecca will be stationed at Easterhouse Fire Station with some fun fire-fueled demonstrations!  On Sunday 22nd September, Tom will be doing the very same thing at Cowcaddens Fire Station from 11:00-15:00.

See you there!