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The 59th International Astronautical Congress is taking place in Glasgow at the end of September

The 59th International Astronautical Congress is taking place in Glasgow at the end of September

The 59th International Astronautical Congress is taking place in Glasgow at the end of September. It will feature a space exhibition, talks, lectures and special "space" workshops for pupils and teachers.

Its outreach programme for school visits and teachers will run workshops from Tuesday to Thursday (September 30-October 2), 10-12noon and 2- 3pm.

The toy manufacturer Lego celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2008 of the Lego brick, and a special touring exhibition will give children the opportunity to create a mural with a space theme that will be donated for display at the Glasgow Science Centre.

There will also be a teachers' workshop providing a short introduction of where and how space can be used across topics and age groups, and where to find appropriate resources.

- www.iac2008.co.uk or contact

E Suzann@iac2008.co.uk.

Sponsored and organised by the British Interplanetary Society

- www.bis-spaceflight.co.uk.

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