A lunar vehicle on the surface of the moon. There are tracks on the surface of the Moon and in the distance a hill. Image credit: Andy Saunders / NASA

Special Events

David Elder Lecture - Andy Saunders

Glasgow Science Centre is proud to host the David Elder Lectures in partnership with the University of Strathclyde's Department of Physics. This lecture is open to Adults and interested young adults. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the event begins.

Lecture: Apollo Remastered

For half a century, almost every image of the Moon landings publicly available was produced from a lower-quality copy of these frozen originals. Over the last few years image restorer Andy Saunders has been taking newly available digital scans of the original film and applying pain-staking care and cutting-edge enhancement techniques to create the highest quality Apollo photographs ever produced. Revealing detail that has been lost for half a century, they offer astounding new insight and a mesmerising retrospective of humankind’s greatest adventure.

Speaker: Andy Saunders is a British author, science writer, and one of the world's foremost experts of NASA digital restoration.

This lecture will take place in the IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre, home to the largest screen in Scotland, measuring over 18 by 24 metres and we are excited that Andy will be able to showcase some of his incredible remastered images on this screen. The IMAX Coffee Shop will be open from 6pm and selling a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and pastries, sandwiches, toasties and treats.

In-person attendees will be able to attend the talk in the IMAX (7pm to 8pm) and then head directly through the building to Floor 1 in the science centre (from 8pm to 9pm) for an advance preview of the exhibition, Apollo Remastered. The exhibition runs from 25 November 2022 to 16 April 2023. Books of the same name are available to pre-order now (see below) and can be signed on the night following the talk by Andy Saunders.