Thursday
Jun072012

Transit of Venus

On Wednesday Year Six enjoyed the opportunity to observe the Transit of Venus. In addition to the excitement of braving the elements and staring at a cloudy sky collectively wishing the clouds away, we were excited at being part of a great scientific tradition. Although we may not have had the blue skies that Captain Cook enjoyed for his 1769 viewing we did enjoy a better viewing experience than the French Astronomer Guillaume Le Gentil who after missing the Transit twice returned home to discover his world had abandoned him.

A small group of students did the school proud by being available for the media early on Wednesday morning. Resplendent in full uniform on a sports day, they spoke well and showed their enthusiasm for the sciences. Well done to all.

The next big Science event is Science week. Be assured we will make this a special time for all our budding scientists.

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