Last night Mr Davey’s Year 10 GCSE Astronomy class attended a Zoom lecture at Imperial College from Dr Suzanne Imber, associate professor in Space Physics.
In her fascinating talk, she explained some of the astrophysics relating to the planet Mercury. She is Co-Investigator on the X-Ray spectrometer on board the joint ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft that is currently en route to Mercury. This investigation could have a role confirming the presence of Phosphine, a bio marker gas detected on Venus.
The lecture was a fascinating and insightful experience for our students who will be avidly following the outcome.