Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Clear hazy skies greeted some 104 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, July 4th, 2015, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Emily McCullough made her digital slide presentation “Pluto”, featuring the latest pictures and data from the New Horizons spacecraft, due to make its flyby of Pluto on July 14th. There were some 80 visitors by the end of the first presentation around 9:15 p.m. and Emily made her slide presentation 3 times during the course of the evening, inviting later arrivals down from the dome as well as those just coming in the door.

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Star Night, Eldon House, Canada Day, July 1st, 2015

On Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, Eldon House hosted a fundraising event with guests paying $70.00 for dinner and seats on the west lawn to watch the fireworks across the Thames River in Harris Park. Building on the success of the April 12th, 2015, celebration of 19th Century Star Gazing for Yuri Gagarin Night “Yuri’s Night” at London’s Eldon House, RASC London Centre member Mark Tovey coordinated the Star Night. The observing session was scheduled from 9:00—10:00 p.m., to be followed by viewing the fireworks, beginning at 10:00 p.m.

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