The College held its first successful sky watch this morning at 6am. Several staff, students, and a few parents braved the cold morning to take a look at the amazing view of the moon and planets through a telescope.
The month of June features an unusual planetary configuration with all 5 bright planets lying in order from the sun in the morning sky: First, Mercury hugs the morning horizon (starting around June 10), then brilliant Venus, followed by red Mars, bright Jupiter and finally, Saturn. And, don’t forget a 6th (3rd) planet, the one you are standing on, Earth! You’ll be able to see the 5 planets until Mercury slips away in the morning twilight in early July
Thank you to Mr English, Mrs Lusa, Ms Gutschlag, Ms Kasipale, Mr Ufi and Matua Dobson – the boys appreciated your presence this morning.