Thomastown Secondary College has been part of the University of Melbourne’s Telescopes in Schools program. The college has been provided with a research grade telescope and assistance from the University’s physics staff to run several Astronomy nights each year.
Astronomy nights run during terms 2 and 3; our students enjoy observing the planets within our solar system, our own moon as well as Jupiter’s moons and the rings of Saturn. We have viewed the sun through special filters and taken photos of the wonders of our solar system. We have also enjoyed visits and talks from Astronomers and learnt about star clusters, binary stars, black holes, galaxies and nebulae.
All of the photos on this page were taken by our students during astronomy nights.