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Tonight at 9pm the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow kick off with the opening ceremony from Celtic Park. Two weeks of intense competition featuring some of the best athletes in the world will be launched with a spectacle designed to celebrate the unity of the Commonwealth and the shared values of its people.

The details of the ceremony itself are being kept under wraps until showtime but from Thursday 24th July you’ll be able to relive it in all in glorious ultra-high-definition at the Glasgow Science Centre courtesy of BBC Research & Development.

BBC R&D engineers set up a UHD camera and capture system

Throughout the course of the games BBC R&D engineers will be working with professional freelance production crews to capture the games in UHD - a new television format with twice the resolution of HD. One of the first results of that collaboration will be UHD screenings of the opening ceremony available to the public. 

Please join us in the Clyde Suite in the Glasgow Science Centre from 10am to 5pm to relive all the magic of the opening ceremony and watch ongoing live footage of the stadium events.

You can read more about what BBC Research & Development is doing at the games in this post from earlier in the week. Keep up to date with everything the department is doing at the games at @BBCRD