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Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School

Dr Sheila Kanani British Astronomer Visits Thorneyholme

The school was delighted to welcome Sheila Kanani to school on 21st May 2019.  Sheila Kanani is a British astronomer and the Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society, who has presented programmes for the BBC. She won the Inspiring Women in Technology award and is also an author.

 

Pupils learnt many new and exciting facts about space, as well as how Sheila became a Space Scientist.   Astronaut training workshops during her visit included: making and testing space bones, cracking Russian codes, designing a space meal, reaction testing, measuring their height in space and manipulating objects while wearing a pressurised spacesuit gloves.

 

Sheila Kanani talked about her children's books and signed copies of them.  She has written two books, Space on Earth and How to be an Astronaut.

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