On 19 November, the Astronomy Club braved the freezing temperatures to observe the beautifully clear night sky above Downe House. With their telescope set on the brilliant moon they took this wonderful image.
The Astronomy Club has an outstanding programme to help enrich girls’ understanding of the universe. In the coming weeks, the club will observe Comet ISON, a solar-grazing comet that is currently approaching the Sun.
In February we will be travelling to the Oxford University Observatory for a workshop and lecture, with a chance to use the university’s 16” Philip Wetton Telescope. Open to girls from the Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth, this will be an amazing chance for girls to learn about spectroscopy and the beginning of the universe from Oxford Physics staff.