Students from Tytherington School recently attended the Rotary District Excitement of Science Lecture entitled ‘The Hunt for Aliens and Their Worlds’ given by astrophysicist Dr Eamonn Kerins from Jodrell Bank.
The lecture, given at the University of Manchester, was arranged by Carole Murphy from the Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle.
Carole told ilovemacc: “This was a stimulating, thought provoking lecture delivered in a lively manner by Dr Kerins which brought home the enormity of the Universe, and the difficulty involved in detecting ‘Alien’ life. When 2 volunteers were requested, 200 hands shot up, demonstrating the measure of the interest and enjoyment shown by the students in the audience”.
Headteacher of Tytherington School, Mr E Botwe, expressed appreciation of the event: “We are grateful for this opportunity from the Rotary Club. This is yet another example of how the Rotary are supporting schools.”
Local Rotary President Mary Grant said she was delighted that the Rotary District annual lecture had again excited Macclesfield students: ‘Over recent years, this Annual Lecture has enabled students from The Macclesfield Academy to learn about Space from a NASA Ambassador, students from The Fallibroome Academy to learn about Robots from a Professor who has worked with the European Space Agency and this year students from Tytherington School to learn about the Hunt for Aliens. It is a wonderful way to share knowledge and inspire our young people”.