Category Archives: Events

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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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: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-16610026, 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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Opening Night

After many months of planning and development, The Malcolm Parry Observatory was officially opened on the evening of Tuesday, January 17th 2012, by Malcolm Parry, former Chair of Governors at The Long Eaton School (2002-2010) and Anu Ohja, Space Academy … Continue reading

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Handover

Friday January 13th saw the final handover of the building by the contractors, Carter Construction. Despite a number of setbacks over the past few months, the building was completed to deadline, ready for this week’s BBC Stargazing Live events and … 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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