Tavistock College Students enjoy Stargazing LIVE at the Eden Project
By VAllen2012 | Thursday, January 17, 2013, 09:53
Twenty two gifted and talented Year Seven students went to the Eden Project on January 8th to be a part of the BBC Stargazing LIVE series of programmes.
At the Eden Project
All the students had spent one session with local astronomer, Clive Purchase, ahead of the evening and had been introduced to the basics of GCSE Astronomy.
The evening was, sadly, very foggy and no stars or planets could be seen by the many professional and huge telescopes positioned at the Eden Project. However, the BBC had staged a tremendous, informative and entertaining evening for all who went.
Students could make and fire rockets, they could learn about telescopes, guide a moon buggy by remote control (the buggy was actually on the Shetland isles, but was guided by TV monitors), attend talks, visit the end of the universe in the planetarium or seek for aliens in the beautiful, atmospherically lit, biomes.
The year 7 students will now visit Exeter University Physics department and will also use telescopes to view the stars and planets during a sleep over, to be held in College.