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Space odyssey thanks to Rotary

Space odyssey thanks to Rotary

Gosport Rotary in Hampshire stepped in to help fund a space experience with a difference to a group of Girl Guides.

It was such a special night for 1st Alverstoke Guides when ‘Space Odyssey’ came to Gosport in Hampshire.

‘Taking learning to another dimension’ is the aim of the company who provide inspirational practical science in their inflatable dome.

Starting with film of astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station, it led to a rocket take-off with graphics and sounds that motivated us all.

The Guides travelled through space and time from the early days of space travel to planets, stars, the moon and the sun, giving first-hand experience for the girls who are aged from 10 to 14-years-old.

Diane Williams, Leader at 1st Alverstoke Guides, said: “We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Gosport for helping us to fund this unique experience which the girls thoroughly enjoyed.

“They continued to ask questions long after the presentation was complete and who knows what career paths this might lead to.”

We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Gosport for helping us to fund this unique experience.”

The sophisticated computer simulations were projected in the dome and created a breath-taking inspirational experience. They were supported by Simon Ould, who is an experienced science teacher and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Ray Drake, Chair of Rotary Gosport’s Community Committee said: “The Rotary Club of Gosport was pleased to help on this occasion and I felt it was an educational and entertaining event which the Guides clearly enjoyed.”

Girl guiding is the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women.