Exploring the Stars, Al-Taqwa Islamic Secondary School, November 11th, 2014

Cloudy skies with some light rain greeted 13 visitors (9 children and 4 adults) from Al-Taqwa Islamic Secondary School for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made the digital slide presentation “Big Bang” and fielded questions.

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Exploring the Stars, Saunders Secondary School, November 6th, 2014

Cloudy skies and rain greeted 14 visitors (including 9 children and 5 adults) from Saunders Secondary School (Grade-9) for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, November 6th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez began with the activity “Kitchen Comet” explaining what a comet was and then making a comet with dry ice and other ingredients on a table set up at the front of the lecture room. He followed this with the digital slide presentation “The Life and Times of Stars” and fielded questions.

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Exploring the Stars, London Central Secondary School, November 5th, 2014

Clear skies with some hazy clouds greeted 12 visitors (11 students and 1 teacher) from the London Central Secondary School Grade 9—11 classes for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Parshati Patel made the digital slide presentation “Galaxies” and then fielded questions.

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Exploring the Stars, Kids Learning Connections, November 4th, 2014

Cloudy skies and rain greeted 44 visitors (including 29 children and 15 adults) from the homeschoolers group Kids Learning Connections to the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made the digital slide presentation “Mars” and followed this with the activity “Crater Experiment”.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Partly cloudy skies and cold temperature greeted some 60 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez made the digital slide presentation “Solar Activity & Space Weather” and answered questions. Graduate students Shannon Hicks and Emily McCullough worked in the dome.

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