Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Clear skies greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, September 14th, 2013, on Western University’s campus. Graduate student Parshati Patel began her digital slide presentation “Smaller Bits of the Solar System” around 8:00 p.m. Graduate student Dilini Subasinghe directed the 25.4cm refractor in the dome towards the Moon, with the 32mm Erfle eyepiece (137X) installed. She counted 14—15 visitors during the course of the evening.

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Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Clear skies with some hazy clouds greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, August 31st, 2013, on Western University’s campus. Dr. Sarah Gallagher made 2 presentations of her digital slide presentation “Gasbags & Blowhards: Black Holes in the Universe” and got half-way through a third presentation before the Observatory closed down at 11:00 p.m. Graduate student Cameron Mackie was crowd manager and counted 62 visitors arriving by 10:35 p.m.

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