Posted on: 09/02/2024

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Our visit to the Royal Observatory Greenwich was an enlightening journey through the realms of astronomy and navigation. Standing atROG Trip 1 the Prime Meridian Line, marking where explorers and scientists grappled with the challenge of navigation. The museum showcased centuries of scientific advancement, from ancient astrolabes to modern telescopes.

A highlight of our visit was the immersive experience of the planetarium. Inside its domed theatre, we embarked on a mesmerizing journey through the celestial wonders of the universe. From the twinkling stars of our own galaxy to the distant realms of nebulae and galaxies, the planetarium transported us beyond the confines of Earth, igniting a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Another memorable aspect was a captivating lecture on stellar classification by an astronomer, where we learned about the intricacies of categorizing stars based on their spectral characteristics, shedding light on the vast diversity of celestial bodies. In this workshop students had to interpret data to describe the properties of a distant star.

The trip challenged students on their GCSE Physics knowledge whilst giving them an appreciation and glimpse into humanity's relentless pursuit of knowledge about the universe.




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