Exploring the Stars, 1st Ilderton Beavers, February 16th, 2017

Clear skies greeted 33 visitors (18 children and 15 adults / leaders) from the 1st Ilderton Beavers for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu presented the digital slide presentation “Constellations” and fielded questions. Viraja followed this with the activity “Make Your Own Constellation / Constellation Detective” which involved the children drawing and naming their own constellations by connecting patterns of black dots representing stars on 2 white laminated sheets, using magic markers. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, 1st Ilderton Beavers, February 16th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, February 13th, 2017

Clear skies greeted some 30 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, February 13th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Since there was no slide presentation, visitors simply went upstairs into the dome where they were greeted by graduate students Robin Arnason and Kendra Kellogg and RASC London Centre members Everett Clark, Paul Kerans and Bob Duff. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, February 13th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, London 31st B Cub Scouts, February 9, 2017

Cloudy skies greeted 28 visitors (19 children and 9 adults / leaders) from the London 31st B Cub Scouts for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, February 9th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Robin Arnason presented the digital slide presentation “The Small Bodies in Our Solar System”and fielded questions. Jeff followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet,” making a comet from dry ice and other materials on a table set up at the front of the lecture room. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, London 31st B Cub Scouts, February 9, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, MEC London, February 7th, 2017

Cloudy skies with rain showers greeted 28 visitors from MEC London (Mount Equipment Co-op) for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Robin Arnason presented the digital slide presentation “Life in the Universe” and fielded questions. Robin followed this with the “Transit Demonstration” activity. The visitors divided into 2 groups with one group going upstairs into the dome and the other downstairs to see the “Transit Demo” in the “Black Room.” Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, MEC London, February 7th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, 3rd Lambeth Brownies, February 6th, 2017

Mostly cloudy skies greeted 37 visitors (21 children and 16 adults / leaders) from the 3rd Lambeth Brownies for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Monday, February 6th, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Kendra Kellogg presented the digital slide presentation “Constellations” and fielded questions. Kendra followed this with the “Constellation” activity, distributing 37 “Star Finder” planispheres and helping the Brownies assemble them with adhesive tape. She then showed them how to use the planispheres. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, 3rd Lambeth Brownies, February 6th, 2017”