Educational & Observing Opportunities
Opportunities for Scouts & Guides see foot of page.
Paul is the photographer with the St
Groups coming from a distance can camp with us between 1st April and the
September . Out side those times we work with a nearby centre Woodland
Valley Farm. They have four star dormitories of different sizes, the
maximum number they can hold at any one time is 46. Their website is
Stage 2 The Earth and beyond.
include scaling our neighbourhood using our inflatable solar system.
Learning about the planets.
meteorites and working with them.
a variety of telescopes and studying the Sun by projection.
Given clear skies the children can observe the Sun safely through our
Hydrogen Alpha Telescope. Making
sundials and other models.
by digital projection and Broadband. (I, with others, have reviewed
software for teachers with the Royal Astronomical Society.) Cost £4.00 per
student per half day.
is a fun filled half day for your students at the Observatory.
out the web site www.roselandobservatory.com
and pay us a visit. (Free reccy visit for teachers recommended)
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is just the teachers!
(I am on the Royal Astronomical Society's Education Committee)
A LEVEL Practical support tailor
made for the student group by and for the school. This
includes the new "Extended Project" worth half an A Level.
Observing Opportunities for Schools
we use a planetarium programme to
preview the evening, a green laser to point out the constellations and a
number of telescopes and binoculars to look at individual objects. Cost £2.50 for 2 hours based on 20 + students.
Talented. Bespoke programmes worked up in
conjunction with Sally Griffin for primary schools.
Master Classes for Year 10 "How astronomers get answers",
"Flying experiments" "What goes up must come down." - practical
experiments - for St Austell Cluster schools.
Work Experience Opportunities 2012/3;
for interested students to get a taste of life in an Observatory.
Doing the measurements,
recording the sunspots, and noting the weather parameters using
the weather station. Checking for micrometeorites. Updating the Web Site.
Making up; Assembling
instruments for the observatory e.g spectrometer and camera for Roseland
Outreach; Examples, Preparing
and delivering a presentation for a school class, a TV programme for
schools, being interviewed for local radio. Interviewing a professional
Developing one of the
Observatory’s research projects.
Not only but Also being
involved with the routine of the Observatory.
It is impossible to deliver all of the above during one
week so the actual programme is tailored to the abilities and interests of
the individual student.
Reserve the placement for your students asap.
LEARNING COURSES We
now are able to provide observing opportunities for students working on
the Open University & other similar courses in Cornwall & Devon.
visiting interest groups
we describe the activities of the Observatory in addition to introducing
the night sky. Our Sky Scout comes complete with loud speaker to tell
more about the stars and planets.
Every Tuesday during
the season we run sessions in the Activity Room. Using the digital
projector we are able to show images of the night sky, with Broadband
updates and video clips. Handle real meteorites and understand how
telescopes work. Then outside in the clear night air the green laser
points the way to the stars, giant binoculars and telescopes give close up
views of the Moon, planets and star clusters. £6.00 for Adults,
£4.00 for children, U8 free. "One to one" sessions can be arranged
for £20.00. Book your place through the Camp Site Office please.
for Scouts, Guides and other youth groups.
Cubs;- Astronomer, Naturalist, Scientist.
Scouts;- Astronomer, Astronautics, Electronics,
Meteorologist, Naturalist, Survival Skills.
Explorer Scouts;- Science & Technology Badge.
Brownies;- Stargazer, Science, Water Safety, Wildlife
Guides;- Finding your way, Science, Water Safety.
Typical Details 20 kids at £8.00, Leaders Free, times
10.00am - 16.00pm.
"A night with the stars" £3.00 per
Currently I am District Scout Leader - Mid Cornwall
& hold the Guide Thanks