On Wednesday, we opened our minds and widened our eyes as the universe unfolded above us in a pop-up planetarium. One class at a time, we looked up at the wonders of space. This was no simulation: these images were the real thing. Every crater we saw on Mars or on the moon is actually there, photographed and documented.
We may not all want to do it for real, but no doubt there are budding engineers and scientists ready to contribute in some way to this exciting frontier area.
Thank you to Neil, who set everything up and let us handle space rock. He also made us proud to live in a part of the UK where components for space craft are built and developed.