Welcome to the Calthorpe Park School Astronomy Club (aka Space Club) website!
This week we're excited about...The Falcon 5's near-miss soft landing.(See above image) This was the Space X rocket which is designed to take a capsule into space before returning to Earth to land on a barge, ready for use another day.
Unfortunately it crashed, just like last time but these things are worth persisting at!
Check out more photos of the mission on the Space X website via the links on the left-hand bar.
Thanks to Lucas Eldon for submitting some impressive photos...you can see them at his new gallery also accessible on the left-hand side.
We meet on Friday lunchtimes in room 35 to talk about stars, planets and science, fact or fiction. The aim of the club is to share information, learn from others and get excited about space. If you can't make the club meetings you will be able to follow the main topics on a powerpoint available on the left hand side of the homepage. Please explore this and the other resources available on this site and share our excitement about space!
See the Photo Gallery for the photography competition winners!
Astronomical Picture of the Day - Each day, a new space-related picture is uploaded to the website, along with a description from a professional astronomer.
Zooniverse - A website utilizing citizen science where anyone can identify planets, classify galaxies, monitor the moon and much more!
NASA - Visit the amazing NASA website, read the blog updates, look at the amazing picture of the day, and view the awesome NASA calender, where you can look what will happen in space!
Astronomy magazine - All the latest news and info about astronomy, equipment, scientific discoveries and fascinating revelations.
"Another day, another ball of fire rising in the sky."
from the narration to "The Naked City"
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