Our Year 7 pupils recently went to the Southdowns Planetarium in Chichester. Here’s what some of our pupils had to say about this visit…
“The presenter, Graham Bryant FRAS, explained that the stars we could see on the ceiling were how the stars would look like that night. We were also shown how they would look outside the city as there is less light pollution so the sky is more visible. He showed us lots of videos and images of space, other planets and the International Space Station (ISS). He taught us about different galaxies and even black holes. Overall I really enjoyed the trip."
Alex Wilburn (7Otter)
"At the planetarium, we found out what happens in the International Space Station and in a black hole. We looked at what materials make up the planets and their many moons. I learnt that particles from the sun escaped and when they enter Earth's atmosphere, they start glowing. Now I understand how the Aurora Borialis (Northern Lights) are formed!
“I enjoyed leaning back and watching the bright stars spin above me. Even though I have been to the planetarium many times, I still learn something new every time. I overall really enjoyed this trip and I think that everyone else did as well."
Zoe Smyth (7Otter)
For more information about the planetarium please click on this link.