Aiming for the stars

On Tuesday evening, faculty member Ian Chute collaborated with Elias Tannira ’20 to stage a telescope viewing party in front of Alnilam House. Using Elias’ two telescopes, more than 80 students and many faculty members passed by to spot the moon and four planets: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus. The telescopes and the excited mass of curious students prompted enthusiastic dialogue about the solar system, planets and stars. With the surge of student interest and Chute’s background in astronomy, the stars are aligned for the founding of the school’s first Astronomy Club…coming soon!