Preparing for 100 Hours of Astronomy
I’ve been rather quite posting lately, and I’ve fallen into the scenario that many astronomers face, grant writing! Its taken up so much of my time lately that on most occassions I fall asleep as soon as I get home, but thankfully now that the days are getting longer and it is now British Summer Time, being sunny at 7pm in the evening has fooled my body clock to stop acting like a hibernating bear!
This week has been science week at Hawkely Hall school in Wigan, and some of the pupils were dead excitied that I was going to post some images of the vehicles that they had built to evacuate people from the oncoming “natural disaster” of a volcano erupting.
This is a workshop that the pupils are working in groups for called “Live Disaster” where they are learning about how Envisat and Earth Observation missions are helping us understand climate change and how the data gathered from these missions can help scientists get people out of oncoming disaster areas such as bush fires and flooded areas.