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!