Is there life on other planets? Top UK space expert wows budding student astronomers

By Jill Dando News

One of Britain’s biggest space experts wowed student astronomers with an excellent talk on the sun, moon and stars.

Dr Robert Massey the Deputy Director of the Royal Astronomical Society visited Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

He further inspired the students with sensational information about the universe beyond our planet.

Dr Massey is pictured with students left to right, Max, Callum, Oliver, Kacper and Flavio.

He showed stunning photos and spoke about the history of the human fascination with space.

He discussed whether life could exist on other planets or moons within our solar system and also beyond to other galaxies. 

Science teacher Oliver Finch said: “This talk was really out of this world! You could hear a pin drop as our students found out about the current missions investigating the potential for extra-terrestrial life.

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“Our students were able to pose some really challenging and thought-provoking questions which even tested someone as expert as Dr Massey!”

Students from WCSA have previously been able to interview a real NASA astronaut as part of Jill Dando News via Zoom.

WCSA has a superb science department and inspires students to careers in the subject, along with technology, engineering and maths.

The WCSA motto is ‘We Challenge and Support to Achieve’, resulting in students who thrive in all areas.

The academy has a high-achieving and caring ethos, aiming to challenge and support to encourage the full potential of every single student.

WCSA is part of The Priory Learning Trust.

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