Eleven Year 8 pupils braved a snowy evening to travel to Bedford to find out more about space and the stars. Despite the cloudy conditions making it impossible to do any viewing through the telescopes on the night, we were still shown how the large electronic telescope works using digital tracking systems and GPS. Images of Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon, and even comets, taken by the telescope, were shown to us. We were also treated to a 45 minute show in the excellent Planetarium, learning about constellations, key stars in the night sky, star clusters, galaxies, Black Holes and, Oliver’s favourite topic of the night, Neutron stars. The fact there are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand on the entire Earth, is still a fact that blows the mind! As ever, the knowledgeable hosts made it a fascinating experience, topped off by pizza to finish the evening off nicely!