Exploring the Stars, St. George’s Public School, February 10th, 2015

Hazy cloudy skies greeted 25 visitors (16 children and 9 adults) from St. George’s Public School Grade-6 class for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, February 10th, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made the digital slide presentation “Smaller Bits of Our Solar System” and fielded questions. Shannon followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet”, inviting the students to the table set up at the front of the lecture room where she made a comet from dry ice and other materials.

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Exploring the Stars, Masonville Cub Scouts, February 5th, 2015

Clear skies and cold weather greeted 26 visitors from the 77th Masonville Cub Scouts for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. There were 20 children—including 19 Cubs—and 6 adults for a total of 26 visitors. Graduate student Parshati Patel made the digital slide presentation “The History of Space Exploration” and fielded questions. Parshati followed this with the activity “Telescope Kits”, with the 19 Cubs assembling 16 small telescopes from reusable kits.

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Exploring the Stars, Northdale Central Public School, February 4th, 2015

Cloudy skies greeted 21 visitors (13 children and 8 adults) from the Northdale Central Public School (Dorchester) Grade-6 class for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Dilini Subasinghe made the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System” and fielded questions. Dilini followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet”, inviting the students to the table set up at the front of the lecture room where she made a comet from dry ice and other materials.

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