It’s unusual for me to go ‘exploring’ on my way to work but a space rocket had arrived in Glasgow City Centre. Curiosities, Castles and Coffee Shops had to visit and mark the moment. I had planned to visit on Saturday but I was ill. I was very lucky, however, that my train station is right next to George Square, which was hosting the UK Space Agency and its rocket. What a perfect start to the day. Arrive 30 minutes early for my train and stop off first. It even stopped raining; it was meant to be!
Maybe the rocket was calling to my inner child, but the small exhibition around the rocket was targetted at children. The UK Space Agency are encouraging interest in science, particularly for careers in space. They were promoting the full range of careers available, not just the astronauts and scientists, but also accountants, for example.
Regrettably I was so early that there were no staff to talk to, or leaflets to pick up. I was too early to capture the excitement of the children, and hopefully teenagers, who might be entranced by the rocket and dreams of space. Let’s hope the Agency are successful in promoting their careers.
The UK Space Agency have been on tour with their rocket. Glasgow was their penultimate stop. The next and final destination is Plymouth. I’m glad I got to chance to stop by before they zoomed off to their next appearance.
All that remains is for me to share my snaps.
I hope you enjoyed the brief visit to Glasgow with a touch of curiosity.
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