Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Clear skies greeted an estimated 150 visitors to the Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, July 16th, 2016, 8:30 p.m. Professor Margaret Campbell-Brown made 3 presentations of her digital slide presentation “When Worlds Collide: Asteroids, Comets and the Earth.” Some 119 visitors attended the presentations, including 75 visitors for the first presentation, 18 for the second and 26 for the third presentation. Since a number of people did not attend the presentations or arrived after they were over, the estimated number is close to 150 visitors.

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SHAD: Evening Observing at the Cronyn Observatory, July 15th, 2016

Clear, later partly cloudy skies greeted 59 visitors (including 56 students and 3 adults) from the SHAD program, for evening observing at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Friday, July 15th, 2016, 8:30 p.m. They were welcomed by Professor Jan Cami who gave a telescope talk upstairs in the dome. The SHAD program is for highly gifted high school students from across the country.

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SHAD: Solar Observing at the Cronyn Observatory, July 15th, 2016

Partly cloudy skies, with a brief rain shower around 2:00 p.m., greeted 60 visitors (including 56 students and 4 adults) from the SHAD program, for solar observing at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Friday, July 15th, 2016, 2:00 p.m. They were welcomed by Professor Jan Cami who made a digital slide presentation on “Astronomy and Space Research at Western.” The SHAD program is for highly gifted high school students from across the country and included students from as far away as Newfoundland and British Columbia.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Partly cloudy, later clearing skies greeted some 27 visitors to the Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 8:30 p.m. Professor Martin Houde made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “Submillimetre Astronomy.” There were 18 people for the first slide presentation and 4 for the second slide presentation.

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Ontario Association of Physics Teachers, Physics Camp: Evening Observing at the Cronyn Observatory, July 7th, 2016

Partly cloudy skies with hazy clouds greeted 14 visitors (including one young boy) from the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers (OAPT) Physics Camp for evening observing at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, July 7th, 2016, 9:00—11:00 p.m. They were welcomed by Professor Stan Metchev and Physics and Astronomy Department staff member Henry Leparskas was also there.

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