Clear skies greeted some 250 visitors for the Science Literacy Week celebration at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Saturday, September 24th, 2016, 5:00—9:00 p.m. Science Literacy Week was an effort to showcase the excellence of science outreach institutions across Canada. The event was hosted by Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) in partnership with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and RASC London Centre.
Partly cloudy skies with hazy clouds greeted 33 visitors (30 children and 3 adult / leaders)—including 22 children and 2 adult / leaders from the Western Sports Space Camp and 8 children and 1 adult / leader from the Mini-University Camp—for solar observing at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, August 30th, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Professor Jan Cami made the digital slide presentation “Astronomy at Western” and fielded questions. The children were then divided into 2 groups with one group going upstairs into the dome and the other downstairs to see the “Transit Demo” in the “Black Room.”