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Astronomy at St Anselm's

Members of Year 7 and 8 Science Club braved a rainy evening in the pursuit of astronomy. After getting to grips with the basic operation of our reflecting telescope inside the science block, we waited for a gap in the clouds to appear. Soon enough the rain stopped and we were able to get out onto the upper yard. Using the telescope we could see distant stars in more detail and recognise some of the major constellations overhead. An added bonus was when the sharp-eyed Mr Davis spotted the International Space Station orbiting the Earth. Despite poor visibility and low temperatures we enjoyed taking part in one of the oldest and most fascinating of all scientific disciplines. 

Mr R. Gott