Western University’s Department of Visual Arts, Cronyn Observatory Tours, March 2nd, 2017

The Apollo 11 landing on the Moon in 1969 and subsequent Apollo missions left various artifacts—ranging from flags and equipment to footprints by astronauts—on the lunar surface. NASA and some historical preservationists have called for declaring the Moon a World Heritage Site. Western University’s Department of Visual Arts explored this question with its exhibition “Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon” March 2nd—16th, 2017, held in the Artlab Gallery, John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, with the opening reception, Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, 5:00—7:00 p.m. The opening reception included tours of Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, 6:15—8:00 p.m. Continue reading “Western University’s Department of Visual Arts, Cronyn Observatory Tours, March 2nd, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Cloudy skies with some light snow greeted 42 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu presented her digital slide presentation “Our Home Galaxy: The Milky Way” before an audience of 35 visitors (including some 12 children) and fielded questions. There were 2 other visitors who went directly upstairs into the dome. Graduate student Kendra Kellogg directed 5 more visitors, who arrived after the slide lecture, directly upstairs into the dome which remained closed due to weather conditions. This brought the total to 42 visitors for the evening. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, February 25th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, February 13th, 2017

Clear skies greeted some 30 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, February 13th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Since there was no slide presentation, visitors simply went upstairs into the dome where they were greeted by graduate students Robin Arnason and Kendra Kellogg and RASC London Centre members Everett Clark, Paul Kerans and Bob Duff. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, February 13th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Cloudy skies with some light snow greeted 34 visitors (including 4 children) to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Kendra Kellogg presented her digital slide presentation “Our Connection to the Cosmos” before an audience of 8 visitors and fielded questions.

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, January 9th, 2017

Hazy cloudy skies greeted 19 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, January 9th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Since there was no slide presentation, visitors simply went upstairs into the dome where they were greeted by graduate student Robin Arnason and RASC London Centre members Everett Clark and Bob Duff.

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