Clouds Thwart Queenswood’s Eclipse Watchers
Monday 23 March 2015
Crowds of Queenswood girls and staff gathered on lawn next to the Science Department at 9.30am on Friday 20 March, hoping against hope that the clouds would part in time for us to catch the solar eclipse.
Preparations for the momentous occasion had been going on all week. The Physics department had built a range of pinhole camera devices, rigged up special binoculars, wheeled out powerful telescopes and even gathered colanders. We were prepared to live-stream an image of the eclipse here on the Queenswood website.
We would like to thank, and commiserate with, everyone who made the effort – sadly, beyond a slight dimming of the light, and a noticable drop in temperature, there was nothing to observe. Ironically, within an hour of the eclipse, the clouds had cleared, giving way to glorious sunshine in time for the Hurley Cup race.