Exploring the Stars, 29th Byron Scout Troop, April 26th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The X-Ray Universe, before 8 visitors (6 children and 2 adults) from the 29th Byron Scout Troop, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Allison Hill was also present.

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Exploring the Stars, Spark / Brownie, Girl Guide Unit, Thorndale, April 25th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, Our Solar System, before 43 visitors (27 children and 16 adults) from the Spark / Brownie, Girl Guides Unit in Thorndale, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Wednesday, April 25th, 6:00 p.m. This was followed by questions.

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Exploring the Stars, Our Lady of Lourdes School, April 24th, 2012

Hazy clouds greeted 25 visitors (14 children and 11 adults) from the Our Lady of Lourdes School (Delaware) Grade-6 class, to the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars on Tuesday, April 24th, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The Lives of Galaxies, and this was followed by questions. Tyler then made a special demonstration, setting up helium, mercury and neon lamps and distributing prism (grating) glasses to everybody in the lecture room. The visitors viewed the colour spectra of the glowing gas in the lamps and Tyler explained how astronomers identified the chemical elements in stars using spectroscopes.

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Exploring the Stars, Lord Roberts Public School, April 19th, 2012

Graduate student Emily McCullough made the digital slide presentation, Our Messy Solar System, before 45 visitors (30 children and 15 adults) from Lord Roberts Public School at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, April 19th, 7:00 p.m. The adults included parents and 2 teachers and the children included grades 5 and 6 and 5 pre-school age children.

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