Mercury through the telescope

Pupils had a very special opportunity to catch sight of the planet Mercury moving across the sun during their lunch breaks on Monday 11 November.

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12th November 2019 — Pupils had a very special opportunity to catch sight of the planet Mercury moving across the sun during their lunch breaks on Monday 11 November. The transit is a very rare celestial event and won't happen again until the year 2032.

Luckily the skies remained clear enough for pupils and staff to view Mercury (a tiny black dot in front of the sun) through the school telescope and special solar filtered glasses for eye protection.

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About Claremont Fan Court School

We are a co-educational independent school for children aged from 2 1/2 to 18 years, situated just outside Esher, Surrey. The School is set in the historic landscaped grounds of the Claremont Estate. We are founded on Christian values and we welcome children from all faiths and none. Our ethos recognises, cares for and values the potential of every child. With this recognition comes the expectation of high academic achievement and participation in sporting and cultural activities. A Claremont Fan Court education encourages every pupil to excel academically, grow in confidence and be ready to act wisely for the challenges that lie ahead. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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