Hazy, partly cloudy skies greeted 450 visitors to the Doors Open London at the Cronyn Observatory, Saturday, September 16th, 2017, 2:00—10:00 p.m. Doors Open London is a celebration of the London’s history, heritage and culture, with events across the city, running September 16th—17th, 2017. Professor Jan Cami coordinated the event at the Cronyn Observatory with 128 people counted by 4:49 p.m., 163 at 6:06 p.m. and 450 by 10:00 p.m. Continue reading “Doors Open London at the Cronyn Observatory, Saturday, September 16th, 2017”
A generally clear blue sky with a few clouds greeted some 6,000—7,000 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory and University College Hill for the Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21st, 2017, 1:07—3:48 p.m. The event was organized by Professor Jan Cami, with students and staff from Western’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), as well as volunteers from the RASC London Centre.
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Cloudy damp rainy weather greeted some 48 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Extra Summer Public Night, hosted by RASC London Centre members on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 8:30 p.m. RASC London Centre was represented by Dale Armstrong, Everett Clark, Peter Jedicke, Steve Gauthier, Bob Duff, Henry Leparskas, Mark Tovey, and new youth member Jacob Renders and his father.
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Partly cloudy skies greeted 19 visitors (15 children and 4 staff members) from the Boys & Girls Club of London for solar observing at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, 2:00 p.m. They were welcomed by graduate student Amanda DeSouza who brought them downstairs into the “Black Room,” where she showed them the “Transit Demo” model—demonstrating the transit detection method for finding extra-solar planets—and the “Spectroscopy Demo,” inviting the visitors to put on diffraction grating glasses and view the spectra of 4 gas discharge lamps set up on the table, including: hydrogen, helium, neon and mercury.
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Clear skies greeted some 120 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, August 26th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Robert Cockcroft made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “The Final Mission of the Cassini Spacecraft – Update” and fielded questions. RASC London Centre member Bob Duff counted 39 people in the lecture room at 8:49 p.m. and some 48 more in the dome, stairway and on the observation deck by 9:00 p.m. There were 16 people for the second slide presentation. There were some 120 visitors for the evening.
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