On the 15th of December a large number of year 11 and sixth form students spent the day at the Science Museum in London. We were part of the BBC Stargazing Live! Event, covering the launch of British astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the main hall of the museum while we watched the launch and many of our students, and a couple of staff, were featured on the TV coverage. Following the end of the broadcast, some students were lucky enough to have a talk with the presenters Dara O’Brien and Brian Cox.