Sun, stars and galaxies

This is always an area of the curriculum which captures students interest! With so much happening in space exploration at the moment, and a vibrant UK Space Industry crying out for skilled employees, this is a great time to start students thinking about the wide range of careers in this sector and ignite their imagination.  A great place to start is the ESERO website for news, teacher support and information about space ambassadors!

Students should learn about:

• our sun as a star, other stars in our galaxy, other galaxies
• the light year as a unit of astronomical distance

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