Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Partly cloudy skies greeted visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, July 26th, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Since there was no slide projector immediately available graduate student Abedin Abedin gave his first talk “Comets” without slides. He later made his second presentation of “Comets” with slides after the basement storeroom was finally unlocked and the digital slide projector made available. RASC London Centre member Mark Tovey stood at the entrance for most of the evening and counted the visitors, who numbered 68 by 10:20 p.m.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Cloudy skies with some later clearing greeted visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Neil Bhatt made his digital slide presentation “The Sun” and fielded questions. Graduate student Nina Ivkovich was crowd manager and counted 14 visitors by 9:00 p.m. after 3 people had left. People came and went so that by the end of the evening Neil estimated that there had been about 20 visitors all together.

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Fanshawe Conservation Area Slide Presentation, July 12th, 2014

Cloudy skies greeted RASC London Centre Public Outreach Coordinator and Past President Dave McCarter for the slide presentation and star night at Fanshawe Conservation Area, Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 9:10—10:30 p.m. Since the sky was cloudy Dave did not set up his telescope but made his digital slide presentation “Space: It’s Closer Than You Think” on a screen near the boat launch area before an audience of 45 people. The campers greatly enjoyed Dave’s presentation despite the fact that cloudy skies ruled out observing.

Cronyn Observatory, International and Exchange Students, July 17th, 2014

Partly cloudy skies greeted 76—later increasing to 84—International and Exchange Students to the Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, July 17th, 2014: 9:00 p.m. Graduate student Parshati Patel showed digital slides and discussed the Cronyn Observatory and astronomy courses at Western University as well as organizations such as the RASC London Centre, the Space Society of London (SSoL), the Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN) and the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX). Parshati made her presentation twice.

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Cronyn Observatory Indigenous Services Mini-University Camp, July 15th, 2014

Partly cloudy later clearing skies greeted 38 visitors, including 30 youth and 8 counsellors from the Indigenous Services Mini-University Camp at Western University to the Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, July 15th, 2014: 9:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez began with a short digital slide presentation "Introduction to Cronyn Observatory" followed by his digital slide presentation "Solar and Stellar Winds".

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