Thomas Eaton pupils see stars

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington
Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington
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Children at Wimblington’s Thomas Eaton School had a glimpse into the night sky on Tuesday with a special visit by a travelling planetarium.

Astronomer Mick Morton took along the StarLincs Planetarium to give all the school’s pupils a chance to learn more about the solar system its planets and stars. Teaching children in their various year groups.

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

The special lessons were funded by the Parent Teacher Association with other funding including a donation from the Parkfield Sports Club quiz night.

Mr Morton talked about the various planets and even gave instructions on how they can spot Jupiter, which is clearly visible in a clear night sky and also Venus, which is visible just before sunrise at the moment.

The idea is to bring astronomy to life for the children and give them a better understanding of the universe.

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington

Yr 3 and 4 visit by a Planetarium visit to Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington