Star Night, Space Society of London (SSoL) at Fingal Observatory, March 24th, 2015

Clear skies with increasingly hazy clouds later in the evening greeted 30 members and friends from the Space Society of London (SSoL) who car-pooled from their meeting point outside Western University’s Cronyn Observatory to Fingal Wildlife Management Area. RASC London Centre member Peter Jedicke was on hand to coordinate the departure from the Cronyn.

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Exploring the Stars, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, March 26th, 2015

Cloudy skies greeted 7 visitors (3 students and 4 adults, including the teacher) from the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School Grade-9 class for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, March 26th, 2015, 7:00 p.m.  Graduate student Parshati Patel made 2 digital slide presentations, beginning with “Extra Solar Planets” and following this with “Life in the Universe”.  She answered some interesting questions.

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Exploring the Stars, 2nd London Scout Troop, March 25th, 2015

Clear but increasingly hazy skies greeted 15 visitors (10 youth and 5 adults) from the 2nd London Scout Troop for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, 7:00 p.m.  Graduate student Dilini Subasinghe made the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions.  Dilini followed this with the “Constellations” activity, distributing 15 “Star Finder” planispheres and showing the Scouts how to assemble and use them.  She showed several PowerPoint constellation slides as well as the slide “Reading a Star Finder”.

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Exploring the Stars, 59th London Cubs and Scouts, March 24th, 2015

Clear skies greeted 30 visitors (21 children and 9 adults) from the 59th London Cubs and Scouts for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, 6:30 p.m.  Graduate student Parshati Patel made the digital slide presentation “Cubs and Scouts Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions.  She followed this with the activity “Constellations”, distributing 21 “Star Finder” planispheres and showing them how to assemble and use them, using the slide “Reading a Star Finder”.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Cloudy skies greeted visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, March 14th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Parshati Patel made the digital slide presentation "Telescopes" and fielded questions. Graduate students Dilini Subasinghe and Emily McCullough worked in the dome. Dilini counted 26 people in Parshati’s slide presentation and, with 7—8 people arriving later in the dome, the estimated total was 33—34 visitors.

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