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DEFYING GRAVITY: MAKE PHYSICS YOUR LAUNCH PAD

on Mon, 16/09/2013 - 18:53

Forty-five S3 and 4 pupils along with Mr Cordiner of the Physics Department attended the Institute of Physics 2013 Lecture – “Defying Gravity: Make physics your launch pad”, at Elgin Academy on Friday 6 September 2013.  This inspiring lecture revealed how physics has allowed us to travel into space and how entrepreneurs are opening up space to new generations through space tourism.  The lecture was delivered by Laura Thomson who has an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh.  The lecture was linked to what the pupils’ are studying in their S3 Curriculum for Excellence and National 4 and 5 courses.