Exploring the Stars, St. Anthony French Immersion Catholic School, December 6th, 2017

Partly cloudy skies greeted 47 visitors (45 children and 2 teachers) from St. Anthony French Immersion Catholic School (Grade 6), for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu presented the digital slide presentation “The Small Bodies in Our Solar System” and fielded questions. She followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet,” making a comet from dry ice and other materials on a table at the front of the lecture room.
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Exploring the Stars, 97th London Beavers, November 27th, 2017

Mostly cloudy, later clearing skies greeted 25 visitors (18 children and 7 adults) from the 97th London Beavers, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Monday November 27th, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Daniel Hatfield presented the digital slide presentation “Constellations” and fielded questions.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Cloudy skies with some light rain greeted 50 or more visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, November 25th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove presented the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System” and fielded questions. The visitors were then invited to go upstairs into the dome or downstairs into the “Black Room,” for demonstrations of the “Transit Demo” and “Spectroscopy Demo,” and tours of the “Period Rooms.”
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Exploring the Stars, Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts, November 21st, 2017

A cloudy sky with rain greeted 59 visitors (42 children and 17 adults) from the Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts (Grade 6), for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, November 21st, 2017, 7:00 p.m. They were welcomed by graduate students Jeff Vankerkhove and Daniel Hatfield. Jeff presented the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System” and fielded questions. He followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet,” making a comet from dry ice and other materials on a table at the front of the lecture room.
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Exploring the Stars, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, November 22nd, 2017

Cloudy skies greeted 7 visitors (including 6 students and one teacher) from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, 6:00 p.m. (The 6 students included 3 in Grade-9 and 3 in Grade-10.) Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove presented the slide presentation “Life in the Universe” and fielded questions. Jeff followed this with the activity “Telescope Kits,” showing several slides from the slide presentation “Telescopes,” and distributing simple telescopes, already assembled from the small reusable kits, for the students examine and answer question.
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