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APS Stargazing Event

On Monday 21st November over thirty Year 9 astronomy students and their parents attended a family star gazing evening with astronomy undergraduate students from University College London (UCL). Despite the rain and 100% cloud cover, the students and parents were treated to a guided tour of the cosmos using Stellarium followed by a Q and A and demonstration of how telescopes work.  Our students and parents were then able to discuss with the undergraduates what life is like studying astronomy and physics at university.  A great time was had by all and we hope for better weather next year!

Great night at astronomy, it was cloudy and the telescopes were not useable however the Stellarium program was really interesting. The undergraduates were all great and knew what they were talking about which made up for the lack of visible stars.Daniel Burgess
Due to classic British weather, observing the night sky on Monday was a struggle. However, we thoroughly ran through a very interesting free software called Stellarium. We also asked question and talked to undergraduates who studied and are studying Astronomy at UCL. Finally, the hot chocolate was very nice!Freddie Dowland