Glasgow is going groovy this weekend as it marks the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon.

The city's science centre is hosting a weekend of 1960 throwbacks to commemorate the 'giant leap for mankind'.

At 9.17pm (UK time) on July 20, 1969, the spacecraft carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin during their Apollo 11 mission to the moon touched down.

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Nearly six hours later, at around 3.56am on July 21, 1969, Armstrong set foot on the natural satellite, marking the first time a human ever stepped on anything that has not existed on or originated from the Earth. 15 minutes, he was joined by Aldrin.

With this iconic moment in history reaching its 50th birthday, events to mark it are being held around the world.

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Close to home, Glasgow Science Centre are hosting a weekend of activities for all ages.

Experts are taking children through the building of their own Lunar Lander as part of an experiment to mimic the safe touch down on the moon's surface.

Centre bosses have also set up their own 1960s living room, which has footage broadcast from the landing on a big screen.

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Alongside this, a lesson on the densities of different liquids will be taught through the medium of lava lamps - a popular household decoration during the space race age.

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Classes such as these will run alongside planetarium shows until Monday, with most included in the general entry.