Friday, 13 November 2015

Stardome trip

Today we went to the Stardome observatory  with our school.As we arrived at the Stardome observatory we saw a sculpture outside it was amazing it was supposed to represent a space shuttle.Mrs Raj dismissed us for lunch until 11 am we all ran to the park and to the flying fox I ran straight to this octopus that had tires as seats at the ends of its arms Joseph pushed us along and then I jumped off and ran to go and play bull rush with the rest of the boys Bono and Siosifa kept winning.Mrs Raj called us over we walked into the observatory our Teacher was Tim he took us into the space room.He gave us a little introduction about space and then he asked if anybody had questions their was lots of questions but the main one I liked was when he talked to us about how fast light travelled he said that light can go around planet earth 7 times in one second that's amazingly fast .

After we finished in the space room Tim took us into the foyer and said we could go and have a look around I went and looked at the many types of spaceships that were there they even had the tip of an actual space rocket there and also a model of the Saturn V rocket it was the rocket that went to the moon it had 5 gigantic engines to power all of it because it also had to carry supplies for the passengers on the space shuttle.The best information in the foyer I think was when they showed the NZ herald when they were doing a newspaper about how Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

After we went into the observatory Tim said we were going to watch a film about Wonders Of The Universe he played the video it looked weird because we were sitting still yet everything else was moving the video told us information about constellations and also Tim talked to us about the horizon and what planets you can see through out the night and at dawn it was amazing finding out that one day we might become extinct because of a supernova a star that could explode any time now it can go through the whole galaxy.Once we finished the movie we went back on the bus and headed back to school.I recommend you should go there its pretty amazing what you can learn there.

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