Airedale does Astronomy!
“We decided that a good way to engage our students and include members of our local community too, would be to buy a quality telescope and hold Astronomy evenings.
Firstly, after getting to grips with how the telescope worked, Mr Eastwood and Mr Wilson held an early evening moon watching STEM club session. The moon was really clear, with seas, craters and mountains being able to be clearly seen. Then, brilliantly, Jupiter made a guest appearance, showing us the gas bands that go around the planet and the four moons that Galileo saw 400 years ago!!
The following week we invited the parents of members (and the members too!), of the STEM club to a moon watching evening. It was a great success, even though we didn’t see a thing due to the cloudy weather!!
Disappointing though it was to not actually see anything, our intention is to have another few sessions with members of our local community before the nights get lighter in Spring. Let’s hope that Jupiter turns up again!”