Category Archives: Curriculum

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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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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Is there life on Mars? Join the debate at TLES

We are very pleased to be able to reveal that Dr Lewis Dartnell will be coming to The Long Eaton School on Wednesday, January 18th 2012. He will be giving a talk on the subject of Astrobiology, and this will … Continue reading

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Jupiter and its moons, 3rd November 2011

Last week’s sky watching event focussed on the planet Jupiter and its moons. As Jupiter has more than 60 named moons we concentrated on those that can be seen with a small telescope; the four Galilean moons. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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A lot going on this week

We were visited by a reporter and photographer from the Nottingham Evening Post on Thursday, and their story about the observatory development has now been published in the paper and online Eagle-eyed readers will notice that the photo used in … Continue reading

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Hubble Day case study now online

Click here: http://royalsociety.org/education/partnership/long-eaton/to view the write-up of last year’s Hubble Day activity on the Royal Society website. Led by Mr Beale, Mr Patrick and Miss Flood, this event involved students from TLES, Friesland and St John Houghton working with Dr … Continue reading

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