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Get involved with the Darwen Vale Astronomy Club!

By Alissa Malpass, Year 7


DVHS Astronomy club is an after school club that takes place on Thursdays after school, from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. ​


At Astronomy Club, we have carried out exciting experiments, like making rockets and exploring how we could land on Mars. We also find out about new things, like constellations, what astronauts eat in space, and even trying out our own astronaut food! They were all super fun to do!​


Recently, we have been using Sky and Telescope, an amazing website where you can study the sky in different areas of Canada and America. ​


Astronomy club is a very good place where you use multiple aspects of science, maths and engineering. Students gather in teams to work together on limited time projects and challenges, and the winners get a prize, if the happiness is not enough!


We also discuss the more scientific side of things, like what forces will take action upon a rocket and how to minimise them! The one thing that stuck in my head was the power a rocket uses to thrust up into space, which amazed me!​

At Astronomy club, we explore scientific topics that you might not learn about in the classroom, for example new space projects and what is happening with NASA and Space X at the moment. It was super fun when we did a Landing on Mars experiment, where we put eggs in parachutes!

Astronomy club is an amazing place where you can find people who have some of the same interests as you. You don’t even need to love science to join! You can join just beacuse you find space and astronomy interesting, and would like to know more about what we have learned about space in the short time in history we have had access to it easily.​

In conclusion, Astronomy club is an amazing place with loads of opportunities to enjoy extra curricular activities with people who share the same interests as you! It is wonderful!


It is one of the best after school clubs I have signed up to, and I have enjoyed all different parts of it!


If you want to join, speak to your form tutor or Miss Hussain

for more information!

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