Cloudy skies with rain and wet snow greeted 43 visitors (22 children and 21 adults) from University Heights Public School Grade-5 / 6 for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, October 24th, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez made the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System” and fielded thoughtful questions from the students during and after his slide talk.
Graduate student Shannon Hicks began her digital slide presentation “Alien Life in the Universe” with 6 students from Huron University College Residences, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Another student arrived during the presentation bringing the number to 7 and finally one more joined the group in the dome towards the end of the evening for a total of 8 visitors. The students asked thoughtful questions during Shannon’s presentation and discussion.
Partly cloudy skies greeted 32 visitors (19 children and 13 adults) from the University Heights Public School Grade-5 / 6 class to the Cronyn Observatory for an evening of Exploring the Stars, Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Dilini Subasinghe made the digital slide presentation, “The Big Bang,” and this was followed by questions from the students.
Graduate students Tony Martinez and Shannon Hicks greeted 30 visitors, including 21 children and 9 adults, from the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School Grade-9 class on Thursday, October 17th, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Tony made 2 digital slide presentations beginning with “The Stuff of Stars” and followed by “Galaxies.” The students asked informed and thoughtful questions.
Partly cloudy skies greeted 45 visitors (including about 25 children and 20 adults) from the Jean Vanier Catholic School Grade-6 class to the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Wednesday, October 16th, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Parshati Patel presented the digital slide show “Our Solar System” and then fielded some thoughtful questions from the audience.