Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the International Space Station!
What a superb evening we had stargazing at King’s Park completing our ‘What on Earth’ project. During the afternoon, Kate, our astronomy expert, came in to speak to Year 5 about what we may see and provided us with the science behind it. She even brought her ‘small’ telescope to assist with the evening and we were very impressed with the in depth view of the moon you could see from it. Thank you Kate for providing your expertise.
The International Space Station orbited over Bournemouth as soon as we arrived, one of its 18 orbits of the world it completes every day, taking just 90 minutes each time!
Not only did we see the ISS, but we also saw Venus.
To finish off the evening, we enjoyed some hot chocolate and space related chocolate.