Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Astronomy: Inside a Telescope

Published: Jul 2020
3 mins


A rocket scientist tours a huge telescope in South Africa, in this lesson starter on astronomy for Key Stage 3/4 science pupils.

Dr Maggie Aderin explains how the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) works and meets the people who operate the mechanism, in this classroom resource for secondary students PSHE.

She is the UK's only black female rocket scientist and she's in high demand for her inspiring science talks.

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