While some parts of the UK were clouded out, pupils from Glenlola Collegiate had a fantastic view of the partial solar eclipse on Friday morning, 20th March 2105. Our Astronomy ‘adviser’, Mr Barry Loane, along with Mrs Edwards and Mrs Milligan, set up projections of the Sun using the School’s telescopes.
We were also very fortunate to have use of our own Coronado Solar Telescope, which has a special Hydrogen-alpha filter that can be used for direct observations of the Sun. And what a view! Hundreds of girls had a great view of the new Moon moving across the face of the Sun and occluding the bright solar disc.
As well as telescope projections we had the novelty of using the largest pinhole camera in the world! The giant box was christened ‘wearable technology’ – a look that may not catch on…….