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A Visitor from Space!

We were delighted to welcome a very special visitor, Dr Aidan Cowley, to St. Dominic’s on Monday 25th April. Dr Aidan talked to Year 1 and Year 6 pupils about his work with the European Space Agency (ESA) in Germany and how it is helping us to find out if we could one day live on another planet.


Dr Aidan is involved in different research and design work to do with space, including rocket design and whether it is possible to grow food on Mars. He works closely with the European astronauts taking part in this research and was able to talk to the children about Tim Peake’s work on the International Space Station. As Tim Peake was running the Marathon in space, ESA had sponsored Dr Aidan to come to London and run the Marathon on the same day.


The children really enjoyed finding out more about the work that is taking place in Space and whether we will one day be able to sustain life on other planets. They had fantastic questions for Dr Aidan and he was very impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm for this subject.

A very big thank you to Dr Aidan for being so generous with his time and also to the Year 1 and 6 pupils for being a fantastic audience.