Science Week - Star Gazing!

March 20, 2015

During Science Week, Kingsway Community trust, as part of their celebrations, were lucky enough to have some of their questions answered by Buzz Aldrin – the second man who stepped on the moon! Buzz, who is now 85, was visiting Jodrell Bank observatory as part of the ‘Stargazing Live’ programme which was shown on BBC2.


Our best questions were personally handed to him (via an astronomer we know who works at Jodrell Bank) and Buzz very kindly answered  them for us!




Ladybarn children asked


"What words would you use to describe your experience of stepping  on the moon?"


Buzz replied...


‘Out. Of. This. World. Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them.

My first words of my impression of being on the surface of the Moon that just came to my mind was "Magnificent desolation." The magnificence of human beings ... to dream about being on the Moon, and then taking advantage of increases in technology and carrying out that dream — achieving that is magnificent testimony to humanity. But it is also desolate — there is no place on earth as desolate as what I was viewing in those first moments on the Lunar Surface.’


Please reload

Featured Posts

The appalling attack at the Manchester Arena last night is currently being treated as a suspected terrorist incident. All our thoughts are with the fa...

Terrorist Attack

May 23, 2017

Please reload

Recent Posts

September 20, 2018

April 16, 2018

November 29, 2017

November 27, 2017

November 1, 2017

October 11, 2017

Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

Legal Notices                                                                 ​                                                                                                 © Kingsway Community Trust, 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Kingsway Community Trust

Registered Office: Briarfield Road, Withington, M20 4SR.

Registered Number: 8339302, Registered in England and Wales