Lower Sixth Physics pupils visit The Observatory Science Centre in Herstmonceux

On Thursday 13th June, the Lower Sixth Physics students visited The Observatory Science Centre in Herstmonceux. They tested out their knowledge of forces, electromagnetism and waves with a huge array of hands on experiments and got quite competitive about some of the building projects.

We then had the privilege of a behind the scenes tour of the Space Geodesy Facility. This is the only place in the UK where they use laser ranging to test the distance to all manner of satellites which research the oceans, ice sheets, land mass, Earth’s gravity field and climate. The students were shown the laser and telescope working and enjoyed the opportunity to see real cutting edge science at work.

Christina Lea, Teacher of Physics