Hubble Day 2012

On 20th June we held our second annual ‘Hubble Day’. This activity was first developed last year in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University. This year students from 5 different schools took part in workshops based around the Hubble Space Telescope. The workshops included hands on sessions about rocket launching, telescope building and astronomical imaging.

We were lucky to have astronomer Dr Helen Walker join us for the day from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. She worked with the students during the workshops and later gave a very interesting talk about Hubble’s successor: the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Dr Walker will be visiting us again later this year to give a talk to our astronomical society, see the forthcoming events page for more information.

The imaging workshop

The telescope building workshop

Students building their compressed air rockets

Launch!

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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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