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Upton-by-Chester High School

Physics students attend Chester Astronomical Society Lecture

Upton-by-Chester High School A-Level Physics students were delighted to accept an invitation to attend a lecture by guest speaker Professor Allan Chapman.

Upton-by-Chester High School A-Level Physics students were delighted to accept an invitation from Mr Ebo of the Chester Astronomical Society to attend a lecture by guest speaker Professor Allan Chapman, a historian of science at Oxford University.

The lecture focussed on the life story of famous Astronomer Edmond Halley, who had discovered ‘Halley’s Comet’ visible from Earth approximately once every 76 years.  Students discovered that, in addition to being a famous astronomer, Halley was also a geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who at the age of just 19 visited the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena and went on to catalogue all the stars of the Southern hemisphere.

Mrs Scutter, Head of Key stage 5 Physics said “it was a privilege to witness Professor Chapman’s passion for his subject and he is keen to encourage both male and female students to become physicists. We are very much looking forward to the next lecture organised by the Chester Astronomical Society on radio telescopes.”