Oct 1

Our New Observatory

​Over the summer holidays construction of Esher’s observatory was completed. The 2.7m high dome houses the College’s collection of 4 telescopes and will be used by the astronomy club after College, once the clocks change in October until around February half term. For those willing to brave the cold winter nights, there are many impressive sights to be seen. The motorised mounts compensate for the rotation of the earth, allowing long exposure photographs of the night sky to be taken using the College’s DSLR Camera. Solar filters also allow BTEC science students to track sunspots by photographing the sun. Contact the Physics department if you are interested in getting involved! Why not explore the night sky by downloading Stellarium – the free planetarium program which we use to drive our telescopes.