Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, December 12th, 2016

Cloudy skies with snow on the ground greeted 13 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, December 12th, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Since there was no slide presentation, visitors simply went upstairs into the dome where they were greeted by graduate students Shannon Hicks and Robin Arnason.

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Exploring the Stars, 84th London Beaver Colony, December 8th, 2016

Cloudy skies with some occasional light snow greeted 29 visitors (16 children and 13 adults / leaders) from the 84th London Beaver Colony for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, December 8th, 2016, scheduled 6:15—7:15 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks presented the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System” with NASA / JPL “Eyes on the Solar System” software and fielded questions. Shannon then brought everybody upstairs into the dome.

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Exploring the Stars, Private Group, December 5th, 2016

Partly cloudy later somewhat clearing skies greeted 6 visitors (3 adults and 3 children) of a private group for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, on Monday, December 5th, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Graduate student Kendra Kellogg began the slide presentation “Galaxies” a little early at 7:20 p.m. and fielded questions afterwards.

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Our Next Meeting is January 20 – 7pm

This month our meeting will NOT be at Fanshawe College. It will take place at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory. For directions see here. Parking is free at several of the Western lots:

  • Althouse
  • Springett
  • Medway Hall Residence
  • Elborn College
  • Huron Flats

​The parking at Alumni Hall is not free. Persons that have disabilities or cannot walk a block or two should look into paying.

The speaker will be Prof. Chris Smeenk (Western) and the topic will be General Relativity.

 

For more information about our meetings please see the Information Page.