Hazy clouds greeted 25 visitors (14 children and 11 adults) from the Our Lady of Lourdes School (Delaware) Grade-6 class, to the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars on Tuesday, April 24th, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The Lives of Galaxies, and this was followed by questions. Tyler then made a special demonstration, setting up helium, mercury and neon lamps and distributing prism (grating) glasses to everybody in the lecture room. The visitors viewed the colour spectra of the glowing gas in the lamps and Tyler explained how astronomers identified the chemical elements in stars using spectroscopes.
Graduate student Emily McCullough made the digital slide presentation, Our Messy Solar System, before 45 visitors (30 children and 15 adults) from Lord Roberts Public School at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, April 19th, 7:00 p.m. The adults included parents and 2 teachers and the children included grades 5 and 6 and 5 pre-school age children.
Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge, before 33 visitors (24 children and 9 adults) from Exeter Guiding at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Wednesday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Graduate student Emily McCullough made the digital slide presentation, Exploring the Universe with Telescopes, before 53 visitors (48 children and 5 adults) from Mother Teresa Secondary School at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Tuesday, April 17th, 7:00 p.m. The group was mostly grade-9 students plus a select few from the grade 12 Space and Earth Science course. There were also several younger children.
Graduate student Emily McCullough made her digital slide presentation, Exploring the Stars with Brownies and Guides, before some 40 visitors from the 4th Brights Brownies and Camlachie Girl Guides on Thursday, April 12th, 6:00 p.m. Later arrivals brought the total to an estimated 45 visitors, including 28 girls, 3 brothers and 14 parents and leaders.