Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Cloudy, later mostly clearing skies greeted 54 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Professor Stan Metchev made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “How NASA’s New Space Telescopes Could Soon Detect Extrasolar Life” and fielded questions. Graduate student Ameek Sidhu greeted visitors. She counted 30 visitors for the first slide presentation by 8:54 p.m. There were 11 visitors for the second slide presentation. Ameek counted 53 visitors by 10:27 p.m., with one more late arrival on the observation deck bringing the total to 54 visitors for the evening.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Partly cloudy, later cloudy skies greeted 23 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 26th, 2018, 8:30 p.m. They were welcomed by undergraduate student Meet Panchal who counted 23 visitors by the end of the evening. Graduate student Ameek Sidhu presented the digital slide presentation “NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto” and fielded questions.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night and Special Event, Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Cloudy, later partly cloudy skies with some rain greeted 19 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night and Special Event, Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 8:30 p.m. The occasion was the opening of the W.G. Colgrove Exhibit in the basement of the observatory. RASC London Centre member Mark Tovey presented his digital slide presentation “W. G. Colgrove: Astronomical Model-Maker Extraordinaire.” Graduate student Ben George was “crowd manager,” greeting and counting 19 visitors for the evening.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 12th, 2018

A hazy cloudy sky greeted some 40 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Earth Sciences graduate student Liam Innis presented his digital slide presentation “Asteroid Mining: Pipe Dream or Gold Rush?” and fielded questions. There were 32 people in the lecture room at 8:55 p.m. and a total of some 40 visitors for the evening. Graduate student Ameek Sidhu did the “Transit Demonstration” and the “Spectroscopy Demonstration” downstairs in the “Black Room.”
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Science Rendezvous at Western University, Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Cloudy skies and rain, with clearing later in the afternoon, greeted visitors to Science Rendezvous held at Western University’s TD Stadium on Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. This was the second time Western University participated in this nationwide event, bringing hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities to children. Cronyn Observatory Director Professor Jan Cami was the main organizer of the event and chair of the Organizing Committee, with Postdoctoral Fellow Dilini Subasinghe as co-chair. Centre for Planetary Science and Space Exploration (CPSX) Outreach Program Coordinator and PhD graduate Parshati Patel coordinated the CPSX booths.
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