On 16th April astronomy students from the Space Studio visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. During the day the students had the opportunity to tour the historic site and see a number of famous instruments including the Great Equatorial Telescope and a section of William Hershel's Great Forty Foot reflecting telescope. The remaining section is 10 feet long and has a primary mirror that is 47 inches in diameter. William Herschel is famous for his discovery of Uranus in 1781!
|SSB students gathered in front of a section of William Herschel's famous forty foot telescope.|
|Saffron, Myles and Bryony at the Yuri Gagarin statue.|