Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Cloudy skies greeted 37 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 8:30 p.m. Postdoctoral fellow David Stock made his digital slide presentation “Dawn: Exploring New Worlds” before and audience of 28 visitors (including 7 children) by around 8:55 p.m. There were some 37 visitors by the end of the evening.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Mostly clear skies greeted some 69 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, 8:30 p.m. Undergraduate student Ian Mulholland made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “Light; Beyond What the Eye Can See”. RASC London Centre member Bob Duff counted 18 visitors in the dome and 27 in the lecture room for Ian’s first slide presentation for a total of 45 visitors by 8: 48 p.m. More visitors arrived and Bob counted some 57 people in the dome and roof patio around 9:22 pm. Physics and Astronomy Department Computer Resources person and RASC member Henry Leparskas reported counting an estimated 74—76 people around 9:40 p.m., which was close to Bob’s estimated total of some 69 visitors (adults and children) for the evening.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Clear skies greeted some 70 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 15th, 2015, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Abedin Abedin made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “Near Earth Objects and Potentially Hazardous Asteroids”. RASC London Centre member Bob Duff counted 14 people in the dome and 23 in the slide presentation for a total of 37 visitors at 8:45 p.m. There were 66 people counted both upstairs in the dome and in the lecture room at 9:14 p.m. There were 10 people at 10:00 p.m. for the second slide presentation and an estimated total of some 70 visitors for the evening.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Cloudy skies with later partial clearing greeted 18 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 8:30 p.m. Undergraduate student Ian Mulholland made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “Are We Alone?” RASC London Centre member Bob Duff counted 12 people in Ian’s first slide presentation and Ian counted 7 in his second presentation, including 3 repeats from the first presentation. Ian also counted 2 walk-in visitors who did not see the slide presentation bringing the total to some 18 visitors for the evening.

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Star Night, Lake Whittaker Conservation Area, July 24th, 2015

Mostly cloudy skies greeted some 30 visitors for the Lake Whittaker Conservation Area Star Night, Friday, July 24th, 2015. This event was organized by new RASC London Centre member, Scott Vodon, working at the Conservation Area for the summer, and London Centre’s Public Outreach Coordinator, Dave McCarter.

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