The UK’s only full-time public Observatory, the Mills Observatory houses an impressive Victorian retracting telescope. Gifted to the people of Dundee, this landmark is intended to spread awareness and understanding of space. It contains a small planetarium, that regularly holds educational shows, and displays on the solar system. As well as the antique telescope, there is a working computerised telescope so you can actually have your own exploration of the solar system. Not bad for your average Scottish day trip?
Declaring itself a “life-long learning resource”, Dundee science centre is a science museum with many hats. It endeavours to encourage families to learn together on days out and supports the formal schools curriculum whilst also working to advance the science communication profession by bringing together science and the public in an easy and helpful way. There are exhibits like the Medical Marvel experience, that allows you to gain an understanding and use medical equipment. What can you find when giving the model an ultrasound?