Our students had the fantastic opportunity to observe the transit of Mercury this week.

This rare astronomical event, in which Mercury passes in front of the Sun, will next take place in 2032, so it really was a once-in-a-school-lifetime opportunity.

Despite a forecast of unbroken cloud, the sun made a timely appearance right at the start of lunchtime, which meant many students were able to enjoy the sight of a tiny Mercury dwarfed by our enormous nearest star.

Second Year students, who spend the year studying space in their Physics’ lessons, especially enjoyed the spectacle and will be returning to Stellar Physics later this year.

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