Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Clear skies greeted 85 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Aaron Sigut presented the digital slide presentation “Are We Alone?” and fielded questions. Undergraduate student Tina Yu was “crowd manager” and welcomed people at the entrance, counting 60 visitors by 9:20 p.m. and 85 by the end of the evening. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 27th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Cloudy skies with light rain greeted 31 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made 2 presentations of the digital slide presentation “The Final Mission of the Cassini Spacecraft” and fielded questions. There were 20 visitors for the first slide presentation and 5 for the second slide presentation, with 6 other visitors simply visiting the dome. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 20th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017

As Reported by Everett Clark

Cloudy skies with rain greeted 40 visitors (including 15 children) to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Pauline Barmby presented the digital slide presentation “Connecting People and the Universe” and fielded questions. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017”

Science Rendezvous at Western University, Saturday, May 13th, 2017

As Reported by Paul Kerans and Peter Jedicke

Mostly clear skies greeted an estimated 350—400 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory for Western University’s Science Rendezvous event on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 2:00 p.m. There was an estimated total of close to 1,000 visitors in all for this first Science Rendezvous event at Western University. Continue reading “Science Rendezvous at Western University, Saturday, May 13th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Cloudy skies with rain greeted 8 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Els Peeters presented the digital slide presentation “Carbon in the Universe: Our Cosmic Roots” and fielded questions. Graduate student Taranpreet Kaur was in charge of “crowd control” and talked with the visitors. There were in all 8 visitors including 6 who listened to the slide lecture and 2 who went directly upstairs into the dome. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 6th, 2017”