Hargest has joined a world wide array of night sky cameras which are being administered by the University of Ontario in Canada.
Pictured is our Deputy Head Boy and space enthusiast Ronan Shearing with Marshall and Mia from the University of Otago Geology department. The goal is to triangulate the position of any Meteors that fall to the Earth and hopefully retrieve them in order to study this space material.
Our camera is still being calibrated from the University of Ontario but will be available on this website when live: http://istrastream.com/rms-gmn/?country=NZ. This site also gives you access to all the other night sky cameras in the world tracking these space objects.
This week, images were captured by night sky cameras in our Southern Array that show a meteor that is thought to have been intact (and therefore retrievable) that has landed in Otago.