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Star Gazing at Fyling Hall

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“Last Friday, Whitby Astronomical Society kindly came to Fyling Hall School with some fancy telescopes. Many students and staffs attended to this Society talk. Mark showed us many stars such as the brightest star, pole star and he also showed perspective into how far the stars are away from us. Then we got a chance to see some stars closer than ever before.

I saw a star in the distance which seemed to be flickering and changing colours. I asked Mark why it was flickering. He then told me that this is because we were seeing the stars through the heat wave of the atmosphere which caused the star to appear to be blinking and shimmering.

That Friday night was full of interesting information and everyone including the staff enjoyed the amazing experience they had. Thank you to the Whitby Astronomical Society for taking time to come and present the evening!”

Suyean Kim

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