Year 7 Astronomy Night

Year 7 Astronomy Night at Mazenod

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At 5:30 there was a sausage sizzle for the kids that attended the Astronomy Night. At 6 o’clock, after the sausage sizzle the boys attended a presentation led by Alessandro Paduano who told us about Radio Telescopes and Black Holes. He studies astrophysics at Curtin University. After the presentation, we walked to the top oval where eight telescopes were set up for our astronomy night. There were four guides from the Perth Observatory who set up two of their high-tech telescopes so we could see the planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon and the amazing sight of the beautiful Jewel Box and the Southern Cross. Some people even saw a shooting star! We learnt that Jupiter has very faint rings around it. We would love to do it again and would highly recommend it!

 

Zaine Cuthbert and Larz Trust