Exploring the Stars, 2nd Lambeth Girl Guides and 1st Lambeth Pathfinders and Rangers, February 6th, 2018

A partly cloudy, hazy sky and cold weather greeted 25 visitors (including children and adults / leaders) from the 2nd Lambeth Girl Guides and 1st Lambeth Pathfinders and Rangers, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Amanda DeSouza presented the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions. Amanda then took the group downstairs into the “Black Room” for the “Spectroscopy Demo,” with the visitors putting on the diffraction grating glasses to view the spectra of 4 gas discharge lamps set out on the table, including: hydrogen, helium, neon and mercury.
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Exploring the Stars, King’s University College Foundations and King’s Scholar Programs, January 31st, 2018

A cloudy, later clearing, slightly hazy sky greeted 25 visitors (students and a faculty member) from the King’s University College Foundations and King’s Scholar programs, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Amanda DeSouza presented the digital slide presentation “The Earth Moon System” and fielded questions. The visitors then divided into 2 groups with Amanda taking one group downstairs into the “Black Room” for the “Transit Demonstration” activity and the “Spectroscopy Demo.” The other group went with RASC London Centre member Bob Duff upstairs into the dome. The 2 groups later exchanged places between the “Black Room” and the dome.
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