Andy Newsam’s Astro Tour Review

On the 21st and 22nd of January we were joined by Professor Andy Newsam who was visiting us as part of his Astro Tour. There were lots of opportunities for students, parents and members of the public to get involved, including Q&A sessions, workshops and public lectures.

Astronomical imaging workshop for year 8 students:

Students using real astronomical data to build colour images.

Students using real astronomical data to build colour images.

The GCSE Astronomy students had a chance to meet Professor Newsam and ask him all of their Astronomy questions:

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Professor Newsam and the GCSE Astronomers.

Students from our local primary schools visited and took part in space themed activities:

Building a toilet roll solar system!

Building a toilet roll solar system!

Constructing the Moon.

Constructing the Moon.

The finished article.

The finished article.

Useful links:

The Astro Tour: http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/astrotour

National Schools’ Observatory: www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk

Distance Learning courses: www.astro.livjm.ac.uk/distance

Liverpool Telescope: telescope.livjm.ac.uk

Astrophysics Research Institute: www.astro.livjm.ac.uk

Professor Newsam on Twitter: @AstroAndyN

Feedback

Please visit one of the web addresses below if you would like to provide feedback about an event that you attended.

For pupils:

http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/astrotour/feedback/pupil

For teachers:

http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/astrotour/feedback/teacher

Anyone who came to one of the public lectures:

http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/astrotour/feedback/public

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