Exploring the Stars, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, October 28th, 2014

Clear skies with some hazy clouds, later clearing, greeted 15 visitors (11 students and 4 adults) from the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School Grade-9 class for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez made the digital slide presentation “Telescopes” and then proceeded with his next presentation, “Mars”, and answered questions.

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Cronyn Observatory Private Event, Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Generally clear skies greeted 23 visitors (not including 2 infants), mostly adults with some children, for a Private Event at the Cronyn Observatory, Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 6:00 p.m. The family had purchased a star in honour of a deceased relative. Graduate student Neil Bhatt made the digital slide presentation “The Curious Case of the Light Thieves” explaining the spectra of stars, beginning around 6:38 p.m. He followed this with a few slides of the region near Polaris and the constellation Cepheus where the star was located.

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Exploring the Stars, Eagle Heights Public School, October 22nd, 2014

Partly cloudy skies greeted 34 visitors (20 children and 14 adults) from Eagle Heights Public School Grade-6 class for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez made the digital slide presentation “Life in the Universe” and answered questions.

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Exploring the Stars, Student Group, October 21st, 2014

Cloudy skies and damp weather greeted a “Student group” of 6 Western University students to the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made the digital slide presentation “Extra Solar Planets” and answered questions. Shannon then invited the group up to the table set up at the front of the lecture room for the activity “Kitchen Comet”, making a comet out of dry ice and other materials.

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Exploring the Stars, Canadian Association for Girls in Science, October 16th, 2014

Cloudy, later partly clearing skies greeted 30 visitors (19 children and 11 adults) from the Canadian Association for Girls in Science, Matthews Hall School, for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez made the digital slide presentation "Extra Solar Planets" and used the "Transit Demonstration" model—a kind of extra-solar planet orrery—to show how a planetary transit in front of another star could be observed.

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