Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Hazy clouds greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, July 14, 8:30 p.m. Dr. Peter Brown began his digital slide presentation, “Orbital Debris,” around 8:45 p.m. RASC London Centre member Richard Gibbens was among those listening to the presentation. There were 23 visitors recorded at 9:53 p.m. with 3 more arrivals bringing the number to 26; however the 9:25 p.m. count was recorded as 28.

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Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Graduate student Matt Shannon made his digital slide presentation, “Galaxies in the Universe,” before some 36 visitors at the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, July 7th, beginning shortly after 8:30 p.m. More people arrived with some going directly upstairs into the dome for a total of some 50 visitors by the end of the evening. Other graduate students included Ed Stokan, supervising visitors, and Allison Hill. Undergraduate student Matt Abado operated the big 25.4cm refractor in the dome.

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