Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Clanfield Observatory Trip

Last night we wrapped up warm and went up to Clanfield Observatory (the largest amateur observatory in the country) to learn all about astronomy. The staff there were great, really knowledgeable and friendly and Hannah learnt a lot.

Waiting to start

Inside the first dome to find out about the huge mirror telescope ,

 outside at the sundial,

 inside the second dome with the lense telescope which is over 100 years old.

After visiting the telescopes we went back to the education centre where we were shown a presentation of the night sky. The children asked lots of questions and took part in some astronomy based activities .

We also got to see a a piece of 4.5 billion year old meteorite!!

It was a great trip and one we would definitely like to do again!

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