Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Clear skies enticed a good crowd to the Cronyn Observatory; however, as dusk set in fast-moving clouds from the northeast almost completely obscured the sky for about an hour. It was only towards 10:00 p.m. that the clouds dissipated, finally allowing an unobstructed view of a fairly transparent, clear sky with good seeing.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Cloudy skies and rain greeted visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Postdoctoral fellow David Stock made his digital slide presentation “Telescopes in Space” and fielded questions. Graduate student Matt Shannon was crowd manager. There were 27 visitors for the slide lecture, counted around 8:52 p.m., with 4 more arrivals around 10:27 p.m., for a total of 31 visitors for the evening.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Clear skies greeted visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Laura Lenkic made 3 presentations of her digital slide presentation “The Perseid Meteor Shower; Plus: The Russian Meteor of February 2013”.  Undergraduate student Nathalie Thibert was crowd manager and counted visitors, there being 60 people at the beginning of the first slide presentation, some 90 people by 9:15 p.m., and an estimated total of 172 visitors by 10:35 p.m.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Mostly cloudy skies with some later clearing greeted visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Neil Bhatt made his digital slide presentation “Resonance: Solar System Harmony” and fielded questions. Undergraduate student Nathalie Thibert was crowd manager and counted visitors, there being some 37 people by 9:17 p.m., with an estimated total of 60 visitors by the end of the evening.

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Cronyn Observatory Indigenous Services Mini-University Camp, August 1st, 2014

Partly cloudy skies with hazy clouds greeted 25 visitors, including 18 youth and 7 counsellors, from the Indigenous Services Mini-University Camp at Western University to the Cronyn Observatory, Friday, August 1st, 2014: 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks began with a short digital slide presentation “Solar Activity & Solar Weather” followed by the digital slide presentation “Stellar Winds”.

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