(Posted on 19/10/18)
Ten students accompanied by teachers headed down to Herefordshire this weekend for the Stargazers Star Party. They survived the storm and the students triumphantly beat the teachers’ team in the Fridays quiz and were awarded with loud applause and cheers from the crowds.
Students attended lectures on Saturday on astrophotography, mythology in the stars, constellations and rockets! After the hog roast, when it appeared all was lost, the clouds cleared for an hour allowing us to learn lots from all the experienced astronomers around.
They braved the rain overnight and left just as the river burst the other side of the banks.
But in the end it was all worth it as they saw Mars, the Veil Nebula as well as spotting many of our newly learnt constellations in the sky.