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The Festival of Light, at Belle Vue girls school

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On Friday 10th July, Belle Vue Girls’ School celebrated with a Festival of Light! Students from Years 7 to 12 took part in a range of cross-curricular activities linked to the International year of light, and light –based technologies 2015. There was a range of activities, which students participated. Including a visit to a mobile planetarium....

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The Norman Rae Gala Sunday 28th June 2015

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Keighley astronomical society where invited by the ‘friends of Northcliffe Park’, Shipley,to take part in the family orientated event. Paul and Dominic ran a rocket building event. The children built their own paper rockets, decorated them, and then with the aid of a compressed air launcher, they tested their designs in flight. For the very...

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The Summer Night sky.

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The June society meeting was a presentation by society Chairman Paul Neaves. Paul highlighted the prominent constellations, Scorpio the Scorpion, and its main star Antares: often called the ‘Rival of Mars’ because of its colour. The Plough now westward of the overhead point but still very high up. Cassiopeia rising in the east. The ‘Summer Triangle’...

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Rockets to the Moon with Our Lady Of Victories Primary School, Keighley

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Monday 18th May 2015. Primary school pupils at Our Lady of Victories primary school in Keighley learned about the science behind travelling to the moon and the how space rockets work. Keighley Astronomical Society used part of a grant from the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Fund to stage a visit to Miss Becky Beard and her class of year five...

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