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Children given taste of space from astrophysicists

The aim to get youngsters interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects through astronomy. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Children in Guernsey are being given a taste of space in lessons from astrophysicists. It is to inspire them to become future scientists.

The Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools has been set up by The National Schools’ Observatory (NSO).

They aim to get youngsters interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects through astronomy.

One of the organisers has said finding out about space is fun and it is a great way to get children learning about science.

Kids like space, it's very simple. Space is exciting, it's big, it's got huge numbers it's got mystery, it's got amazing pictures, but what they don't always connect it to is the underlying science and the fact they like asking questions and they like getting answers to their questions means actually they'd make very good scientists because that's what science is all about.

– Andrew Newsam, Professor of Astronomy Education & Engagement