Exploring the Stars, Canadian Association for Girls in Science – London Chapter, March 31st, 2016

Cloudy skies with rain later in the evening greeted 24 visitors (12 children and 12 adults) from the Canadian Association for Girls in Science – London Chapter, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, March 31st, 2016, 6:00 p.m. The event began at 6:15 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks presented the digital slide presentation “Girl Guide Astronomy Badge” (title slide “The Basics”) and fielded questions. Shannon followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet”, inviting the visitors 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, 2nd Strathroy Girl Guides, March 30th, 2016

Cloudy skies greeted 14 visitors, including 8 children and 6 adults (not including an infant and a small child), from the 2nd Strathroy Girl Guides for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Laura Lenkic presented the digital slide presentation “Girl Guide Astronomy Badge” (title slide “The Basics”) and fielded questions. Laura followed this with the activity “Telescope Kits”, with the children assembling simple telescopes from small reusable kits.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Mostly clear skies greeted an estimated 120 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, 7:00 p.m. This included 34 visitors from the 1st Strathroy Scouts (25 Scouts and 9 adults / leaders) who showed up early in the evening. The visitors were welcomed by graduate student Dilini Subasinghe and, since there was no slide presentation, were directed upstairs into the dome.

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Exploring the Stars, Private Group, March 28th, 2016

Partly cloudy, later mostly clear skies, greeted 4 adult visitors of a private group for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Monday, March 28th, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks presented the digital slide presentation “Constellations” and fielded questions. Shannon followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet”, making a comet from dry ice and other materials on a table set up at the front of the lecture room.

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