Village WI talk tour
I have been travelling about Suffolk presenting at Women's Institute meetings - why?
Children are spending more time with grandparents these days, so I grabbed the opportunity to talk about the fantastic subject of space, to try to stimulate science conversations in the home.
So "Our Tiny World" is a solar system tour, designed to inspire mums and grandmums to talk with their kids about space and science, and hopefully make STEM subjects more accessible to young people.
The story so far:
  • 8th Jan 15 - Chevington
  • 2nd Mar 16 - Elmswell
  • 3rd Nov 16 - Cockfield
  • 6th Feb 17 - Norton
  • 8th Feb 17 - Walsham le Willows
  • 10th Aug 17 - Risby
  • 9th Jan 18 - Woolpit
  • 11th Oct 18 - Pakenham
Rocketude! at Latitude
Record numbers of young people enjoyed the Rocketude! experience in the Kids Area at Latitude 2018.
The team of Derek Langley, Ellie Langley, Ed Langley and Josh Smith worked flat out with over 160 children launching their own paper-engineering creations high into the summer sky over the long weekend July.
Night-time stargazing sessions were also very well attended, with over 75 people being blown away by their first sight of Saturn and Jupiter through a telescope.

Latitude 2015 article

Telescope project
This 1960s Newtonian telescope was in a pretty sorry state when I acquired it; a generous gift from a gentleman who was unable to use it anymore. Check out my thread on the excellent Stargazers Lounge forum for the full story.
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

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