In March, eight girls spent five days in Poland, representing the school as part of the Comenius Project, which involves five other European schools. They represented Moreton Hall at a national astronomy conference, where they were the first school to give a presentation about the project, including a video of the asteroid Bilkis which they had made, with commentaries in various languages (the English version of the video can be seen at http://grudziadz.planetarium.pl/comenius/?page=press
). Other activities included a trip to the historic city of Toruń, the location of the house of Nicolas Copernicus, the scientist who devised the heliocentric model of the Solar System; we saw and controlled some famous telescopes; we spent one night in Warsaw and visited the science museum; we met the President of Grudziądz, the city where we were staying, and got to try some traditional Polish food, as well as learning lots about astronomy, of course!
The trip was a great opportunity to meet new people and to make new friends. For more information about the Comenius Project, go to http://grudziadz.planetarium.pl/comenius.
- Holly Dempster-Edwards (L5)
Full report in the summer edition of the Moreton Update.