High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

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High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Stargazing at DSM!

Was it a bouncy castle?  Was it a hot-air balloon? No…it was the country’s largest outdoor planetarium!

I’m sure it was a surprise to most of you to find a giant, black, inflatable dome dominating our school playground last week.  We were privileged to be the first school in the country to be visited by scientists from the University of Hertfordshire with their brand-new planetarium.

Classes were lucky enough to spend time inside the dome and watch a fascinating show that was projected on the concave ceiling.  Children and staff were amazed at the films and images they were shown of the galaxy, the sun and of the moon being hit by a meteorite!  These kind of immersive experiences are so valuable for the children, especially for getting to grips with something as huge as the universe!  We were very grateful to the team of scientists, who presented the shows, as they were incredibly knowledgeable and held a fantastic question and answer session at the end.

The photos really don’t do it justice as it was an amazing spectacle!