Exploring the Stars, Northdale Central Public School, January 27th, 2015

Clear skies and cold weather greeted 42 visitors (22 children and 20 adults) from the Northdale Central Public School (Dorchester) Grade 5-6 class for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez made the digital slide presentation "The Solar System Including Small Bodies" and fielded questions.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, January 26th, 2015

Hazy, cloudy skies, later cloudy, and cold temperature greeted 39 visitors to the Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, January 26th, 7:00 p.m. The event was especially intended for students on campus, with observing only and no slide presentation.

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Exploring the Stars, 1st Ilderton Sparks, January 22nd, 2015

Clear skies, later clouding over, greeted 25 visitors from the 1st Ilderton Sparks, including 13 children and 12 adults, for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Parshati Patel made the digital slide presentation “The Guide Astronomy Badge” and followed this with the activity “Constellations” distributing 14 “Star Finder” plansipheres.

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Exploring the Stars, 85th London Pathfinders, January 21st, 2015

Cloudy skies with snow flurries greeted 19 visitors from the 85th London Pathfinders (Girl Guides), including 17 children and 2 adult for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made the digital slide presentation “Constellations” and fielded questions.

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Exploring the Stars, Northdale Central Public School, January 20th, 2015

Clear skies and cold weather greeted 38 visitors (24 children and 14 adults) from the Northdale Central Public School (Dorchester) Grade-6 class for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tony Martinez made the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System”.  Tony followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet”, creating a comet from dry ice and other ingredients. Visiting Astronomy 2021 student Mike Labiak was interested in volunteering and assisted Tony by bringing more water to get the dry ice and other comet ingredients to stick together. The comet billowed clouds of water vapour, condensed from the extremely cold carbon dioxide gas evaporating from the dry ice—much to the delight of the visitors!

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