After much anticipation, we were thrilled to finally receive…..the Moon!
Between 1969 and 1972, six manned Apollo missions successfully landed on the Moon, allowing astronauts to collect 382kg of lunar material, most of which was used for scientific research. Luckily for us, some of the material was preserved in acrylic disks for educational use by NASA. We were able to have these samples on loan from the Science and Technology Facilities Council for a whole week.
Because security was so strict, we could only exhibit to 20 students at a time in the Cube but that didn’t stop over 350 people coming to see the fascinating samples of Moon rock and meteorites. Some lucky Year 7 classes were surprised to find the Moon in their lesson!
Our students were incredible and genuinely awestruck by what they were looking at. There were some insightful and thoughtful questions – it looks like we have a few potential geologists and astronauts in our midst!
Report by Miss Weightman