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Excursion to Mount Burnett Observatory

May 25, 2021

by Clare Rayner

On Thursday 20th May, we were very nervous as the clouds rolled in and out throughout the day. Were we going to be able to see the stars/moon/ satellites in the sky?

We took over 20 students to the observatory and they really got involved in the session. Unfortunately the conditions were a little cloudy, but students were exposed to masses of information regarding the stars, galaxies and the technology in which we can track them. Parts of the cloud cleared during the evening and we saw some amazing views of the moon; there were many gasps at the closeness of it through the telescope. We even managed to take some photos on our on our phones through the telescopes. The students were extremely polite and respectful, asking questions and getting fully involved. The presenters commented that we had a lovely bunch of students! I certainly agree and want to thank everyone that attended the event. Thanks also to the staff that helped out - Mr Chen, Mr Payne and Ms Wilkins.

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