Star Gazing at Stalmine

A perfect night for Star Gazing!

29 March 2019

Astrophysicist Adam Whittaker returned to our school last night to tell us about the stars! Pupils, teachers, parents and members of Stalmine Beavers and Scout Group came for a night of Star Gazing at school. We couldn't have asked for a better night! The sky was clear and the stars shone brightly for us. It was also an opportunity to finally use our 3 school telescopes, very kindly donated by Scopes4SEN.

During the night, we learnt about a range of different constellations, about black holes and about giant supernovas such as the dying star Betelgeuse: a supernova in the constellation of Orion. Using our school telescopes, we looked closely at the constellation Perseus and at the Orion Nebula, a huge gas cloud where stars a born.

A fantastic night! We all learnt a lot and I know we can't wait to get our telescopes out again soon!