Cronyn Observatory Open House, October 13th, 2012

Clouds and rain greeted 10 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Ted Rudyk gave his slide presentation, “Top 10 Reasons Why Jupiter is an Interesting Planet.” They then went upstairs where graduate student Neil Bhatt was in charge of the big 25.4cm refractor in the dome, which remained closed because of the rain. RASC London Centre member Peter Jedicke explained the history and operation of the big 25.4cm refractor. Peter reported that the visitors were very keen and asked many interesting questions, which Ted, Neil and Peter did their best to answer. Everybody left at 9:00 p.m.

Bob Duff
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre

Exploring the Stars, 54th London Beavers & Cubs Group, October 10th, 2012

Mostly cloudy skies greeted the 54th London Beavers & Cubs Group to the Cronyn Observatory on Wednesday, October 10th, 6:45 p.m. Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge, and this was followed by a tour of the big 25.4cm refractor in the dome.

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Observatory Grand Opening !!



The members of the London Centre of the RASC are pleased to announce the grand opening of our club observatory. RASC members and friends are invited to join us on Sunday October 21, 2012 at 6pm at the Fingal Observing Site. Join us for a BBQ, observatory tour, and perhaps even some observing later in the evening.

For directions to the FIngal Observing site see our Directions To Fingal page. For more information please contact our centre president Rick Saunders at

Hope to see you there !