Astronomy Masterclass

On Friday 11th December, I was one of 28 Year 10 students who took part in an Astronomy Masterclass led by guest speaker and Astrophysicist from the National Space Agency, Andy Murphy.

We enjoyed a demonstration of using dry ice to make a comet and listened to presentations on space missions, discovering more about new horizons and the scale of the solar system and universe. We also learned about asteroids and eclipses and had a first look at a satellite picture of Pluto. The highlight of the Masterclass was building hydrogen rockets which were launched across school fields that afternoon.

We all really enjoyed the Masterclass because it was a new experience that enabled us to learn something that captured our interest and imagination.

Chiharu Cooper
Year 10



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