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Open Dome Event - Astro makes the School go Wow - Astronomy in Schools

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Astronomy is an inspiring topic. It makes us think about the Universe and where we come from. Ms H Flood (Coopers School and Patrick Moore's Medal winner 2014) will talk about how it inspires students in secondary school.

  • From: Friday 25 July 2014, 8 pm
  • To: Friday 25 July 2014, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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Astronomy always triggers questions and interest across all ages. Especially students in schools find this topic inspiring. In recent years the Patrick Moore's Medal has been set up by the Royal Astronomical Society to recognise outstanding teaching on astronomy taking place in schools. And we welcome this year's winner Ms H Flood (Coopers School).

The event will start at 8 pm with a talk by Ms H Flood who is a former NTU student and former science teacher at the Long Eaton School. In her presentation Astronomy as a tool for student engagement in secondary schools science she will outline how her exceptional work at The Long Eaton School and the establishment of their onsite observatory became award winning. This work has led her to become a teacher in the UK's first Space School. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is visible in this month's sky.

Booking is required for this event.


The event will start at 8 pm with the talk Astronomy as a tool for student engagement in secondary schools science in CELS. Refreshments will be offered before hand in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Summer sky with a small planetarium session.

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Booking is required for this event.

Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.

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Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the North Gate car park.

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