Astronomy at Middlewich High School
Take a look at the amazing photographs of the Moon taken with a telescope by our Astronomy department
At Middlewich High School, seventeen Year 10 students opted to take GCSE Astronomy for the first time. As part of the course, they have to take observations of the night sky and thanks to the PTFA the Science department was able to purchase one of the latest computer-controlled telescopes. The first photographs of the Moon were taken at the start of October with an iPhone and many surface features are clearly visible. The pupils have also signed up to the National Schools Observatory run by Liverpool John Moore’s University. The telescope is situated in the Canary Islands and is completely remotely controlled from Liverpool. The pupils have selected various parts of the Moon to photograph and we are currently waiting patiently for the results to come back.
The Astronomy Department also has it’s own twitter account @mhsspace where pupils can follow all the latest developments in the field of Astronomy. Next month sees the first attempt ever to land a spacecraft on a Comet by the ESA probe Rosetta.
See the photographs of the Moon taken with our telescope below.
By Mr I Wilson, Head of Science (and Space)
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