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Mercury through the telescope

Published on 11/11/19

Pupils had a very special opportunity to catch sight of the planet Mercury moving across the sun during their lunch breaks on Monday 11 November. The transit is a very rare celestial event and won't happen again until the year 2032.

Luckily the skies remained clear enough for pupils and staff to view Mercury (a tiny black dot in front of the sun) through the school telescope and special solar filtered glasses for eye protection.