Thursday, 19 April 2012

The Star Learner UK tour for writing up controlled assessments is complete!

Well done to our distance learners!  Our days for writing up controlled assessments have gone so well.  We travelled the country to keep the distances down that our students had to travel.  There are some great pieces of work to mark -

             Looking at sunspots to work out the rotation period of the Sun
             Superb images of the features of the Moon and the Messier catalogue
             Stellar density readings across the Milky Way
             Meteor shower observations, constellation drawings...  the list goes on!

The picture below shows our students hard at work near Andover, Hampshire at Farleigh Preparatory School.  Thank you to Father Simon, Head of Farleigh, for letting us use the outstanding facilities.                      

Star Learner relocates to Poole

After perfect night skies in Herefordshire, we have now set up just a mile and a half from the centre of Bournemouth.  Having written monthly night sky articles for the Docklands area of London, we will be enjoying viewing in town and out over the sea at the promenade.  The spring skies have seen some superb views of Venus and Jupiter in the western sky.  Now that all the internet connections, computers and office equipment is up and running - not to mention our webman David back from honeymoon with Shona (congratulations!) - expect to see changes soon to the Star Learner website.