St Albans School reach for the stars at Greenwich Observatory

May 8, 2017

St Albans, May 8th, 2017 – Year 7 pupils from St Albans School recently visited the Royal Observatory to see the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, where they were able to quiz an astronomer on the wonders of the universe.

The tour also took in the Solar System and the outer reaches of the Universe at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, where pupils were able to see real-life scientific data and images from spacecraft and telescopes from Colin Stuart, a freelance Science communicator.

Vanessa McClafferty, Science Teacher at St Albans School, said: “We arranged the trip to coincide with the space topic in pupils’ science lessons, and it was great to see it fuel their enthusiasm and curiosity to find out more about the mysteries of the universe.

“The chance to ask Affelia Wibisono, an Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, questions proved an excellent opportunity for pupils and the boys raised some testing points,” she added. “Being able to touch a 4.5 billion year-old meteorite was very exciting for them and it added to what was an excellent trip.”

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