Our Dynamic Earth
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The principal focus of Our Dynamic Earth is to facilitate a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the Earth (known as earth science). This includes the Big Bang, abiogenesis, plate tectonics and glaciation.
The centre opened in 1999 as one of the first major projects supported by the Millennium Commission. The project was part of an urban regeneration plan for former industrial land at the lower end of the Royal Mile.
The building's structure consists of a steel mast-supported membrane stretched over a steel skeleton. It was designed by architects Michael Hopkins and Partners.
The centre's Scientific Director is the Scottish geologist Dr Stuart Monro.
- Glasgow Science Centre - Science Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Satrosphere Science Centre - Science Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.
- Sensation Science Centre - Science Centre in Dundee, Scotland.