Term 4 2023
Reaching for the stars seems a bit easier after a large Newtonian telescope was installed in the Astro Dome this week. A reflecting telescope which uses mirrors to form an image, the telescope has a very large aperture which enables the user to capture photos of stars and galaxies not visible to the naked eye.
“This telescope will transform what students can research in their senior years at the College,” explained Dr John Sewell, Head of Science. “With the addition of this star gazing telescope to the College’s solar telescope, the understanding and skills growth in the student groups will increase significantly. Having the opportunity to explore the galaxy for themselves will open wide the world of astronomy and astrophysics and students will have the chance to develop their own research.”