Exploring the Stars, 2nd Lambeth Sparks, February 29th, 2012

Cloudy skies greeted 24 visitors from the 2nd Lambeth Sparks, including 13 children and 11 adults, for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, February 29th, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Robin Wing made the digital slide presentation Exploring the Universe with Telescopes and this was followed by the activity Telescope Kits in which the children assembled their own telescopes from kits.

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Exploring the Stars, 2nd Strathroy Guides, February 28th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge before 23 visitors, including 17 children and 6 adults, from the 2nd Strathroy Guides, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30 p.m.

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Cronyn Observatory Open House – February 25th, 2012

Graduate student Robin Wing made the first of two presentations the digital slide show Our Solar System before the initial group of 19 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, February 25th, 7:00 p.m. More people would arrive later for a total of 24—32 visitors.

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Exploring the Stars, H. B. Beal Secondary School Science Club, February 22nd, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The Big Bang before 25 visitors, including 22 students and 3 adults, from the H. B. Beal Secondary School Science Club, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

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Feb. 18, 2012 – Star Night at Camp Sylvan

Star Night, for the 2nd Ailsa Craig Brownies and 1st Ailsa Craig Sparks at Camp Sylvan. The forecast was for clearing but the clouds never parted and nothing was visible except small light domes from nearby towns. There were 17 children from the 2nd Ailsa Craig Brownies and 1st Ailsa Craig Sparks along with 4 leaders and one parent. Dave McCarter sat with them around the campfire and told stories about astronomy until it was time for a snack and bed. Dave suggested that we could visit them on a meeting night in April or May when the Moon is at first quarter and Saturn is rising early.