Cronyn Observatory Special Event, March 12th, 2015

Clear skies greeted 6 medical students from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for a Special Event at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, March 12th, 2015, 9:00—10:00 p.m. (This was following the Exploring the Stars event, 7:00—9:00 p.m.)

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Exploring the Stars, Jeanne Sauvé French Immersion Public School, March 12th, 2015

Clear skies greeted 27 visitors from Jeanne Sauvé French Immersion Public School Grade-6 class, including 13 students and one younger (Grade-4) sibling and 13 adults for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, March 12th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Parshati Patel made the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System + The Small Bodies in Our Solar System” and fielded questions. Parshati 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, 1st Kintore / Thamesford Cub Scouts, March 11th, 2015

Clear skies greeted 26 visitors (13 children and 13 adults) from the 1st Kintore / Thamesford Cub Scouts for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Dilini Subasinghe began with the activity “Telescope Kits”, with the Cubs assembling small telescopes from reusable kits. Dilini then made the digital slide presentation “Cub Scout Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions.

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Exploring the Stars, 17th London Brownies, March 10th, 2015

Generally clearing skies with some hazy clouds greeted 41 visitors (26 children and 15 adults—not including one little boy in a stroller) from the 17th London Brownies for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Parshati Patel made the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions. Parshati followed this with the activity “Crater Experiment”, inviting the children to the front of the room where she demonstrated how meteor craters on the Moon were formed by dropping various size balls into a pan placed on the floor and filled with flour and chocolate powder.

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Exploring the Stars, Science Students’ Council, March 4th, 2015

Cloudy skies greeted 48 visitors for the Science Students’ Council Wellness Wednesday Event with Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made the digital slide presentation “Life in the Universe” and fielded questions.

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