World Space Week: Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

Oxford Road Community School & Long Wittenham C of E Primary School enjoying Space Explorers Day.
(Credit: STFC)

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire on Friday as part of World Space Week.

The open event, which also coincided with Space Explorers Day, saw 150 youngsters from years five and six welcomed to the site for a series of space-themed activities.

RAL Space astrophysicist Chris Pearson began the day with a talk on space science, before the visitors enjoyed a planetarium show, a constellation challenge and an earth observations workshop.

The event was organised by RAL Space and Catapult, and also featured the launch of the new UK National Satellite Test Facility art competition.

More information on the competition is available online.

SOURCE: Science and Technology Facilities Council

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