An Aberdeen audiovisual company has sponsored a new exhibit at Aberdeen’s Science Centre. Utilising a 98-inch ultra high definition (UHD) screen that previously live-linked with a touch console to the NASA website, the new exhibit close to the entrance challenges children and adults to successfully manoeuvre a spaceship onto a docking station. Meanwhile the NASA exhibit has been relocated and installed on the other side of the exhibit floor, via a brand new, UHD 75-inch screen donated by the audiovisual firm.
“We were delighted to sponsor this new exhibit for the Science Centre, having maintained a close partnership with them since outfitting all AV aspects of the building as part of its £6 million refurb back in 2020,” explains AV One’s Managing Director, Graeme McGuire. “The AV experience at Aberdeen Science Centre plays a key role in inspiring an interest in the applications of science and technology in the next generation, and we’re extremely proud to provide AV technology to such a fantastic and important facility in the city.”
The AV company also provided all installations free of charge.
“Our mission at Aberdeen Science Centre is to inspire a lifelong interest in science by creating engaging and exciting experiences that encourage visitors, young and old, to discover more about the world around them. Our AV technology plays a key role in achieving this,” says Bryan Snelling, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Science Centre.
“From this brand new entry-point exhibit to our immersive, surround-sound OPITO Theatre of Energy, a one-of-a-kind in Scotland, AV One has used the latest tech to bring our ideas to life and helped position us at the cutting edge of science education in the UK.”
Based in Aberdeen, AV One Solutions provides audiovisual equipment sales and installation, maintenance and technical support, and event services to clients onshore and offshore. In the offshore sector the company designs, supplies, and installs audiovisual and entertainment systems onboard oil and gas platforms and maritime vessels. Since it was founded in 2016, AV One Solutions has developed a strong reputation within the audiovisual integration and events sector owing to its extensive range of rental audiovisual equipment for conferences, exhibitions, product launches and dinners.
Aberdeen Science Centre’s exhibits are aimed at all ages and are themed into six zones. As well as the Space Zone, visitors to Aberdeen’s five-star visitor attraction can also visit the other five zones: Energy; Life Sciences; Make It, Test It; and a dedicated area for the under-6s, as well as the Shell Learning Zone, where STEM topics are brought to life. Named a 5-star visitor attraction by VisitScotland, ASC has been awarded the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award two years in a row– this award recognises places that earn consistently positive reviews from visitors, who rate services, quality and customer satisfaction.