Stargazing 2023 – The Ogden Trust
On Fridays 1st December, we arranged a stargazing event in collaboration with The Ogden Trust. Hosting fellow secondary schools Hove Park, BACA, PACA and Patcham. We also welcomed our neighbouring Primary School Woodingdean to join the fun.
All visitors signed in outside the main hall and then were designated a chaperone from the science department. They were then split into three main groups. One in the canteen, building rockets and planetary drawings. Another in the hall for a presentation and one group out of the field looking at the stars.
Presentations in our main hall were given by William Joyce on ‘The Planets’ and Darren Baskill on ‘Stargazing in Hawaii’. The canteen was serving hot dogs and hot chocolate to keep everyone warm and fed. The field contained 9 Astronomers who helped visitors map the stars and use the telescopic equipment.
It was disappointing that PACA missed out on the event due to mini-bus issues but all attendees enjoyed the event and plans are in consideration to make this a yearly event in the Longhill High School Calendar.