Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium

On Thursday we were very lucky to be one of only four schools invited to take a group of students to the unveiling of the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium at Leicester Space Centre. The planetarium, previously known as the Space … Continue reading

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The observatory art project

In preparation for the completion of the new building, including the observatory, the school commissioned space-themed works of art from the Y12/13 BTEC Art group. All students in the group worked extremely hard to produce some fantastic pieces, which went … Continue reading

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In the news

The opening of the observatory has attracted quite a lot of publicity over the past few days. The television coverage featured on East Midlands Today and regional news bulletins is now available online here:, and the audio feature from … Continue reading

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BBC Stargazing Live 2012

Our first Stargazing Live event for 2012 took place on Monday 16th January. Our Moon-themed event was led by Dr Daniel Brown from Nottingham Trent University. Common questions about the Moon were addressed such as the origin of its craters … Continue reading

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