Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, January 27th, 2018

A partly cloudy, later clearing sky greeted an estimated 80 visitors to the Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “Why can’t I see any stars tonight?! A look at Earth’s atmosphere and UWO’s role in trying to understand it.” There were 42 visitors in the lecture room for Jeff’s first slide presentation and 28 in the dome or just arriving, as counted by RASC London Centre member Bob Duff at 7:30 p.m. There were just 5 people for Jeff’s second presentation. In all, there were an estimated 80 visitors for the evening.
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Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, January 15th, 2018

A cloudy sky with some light snow greeted 11 visitors (including 3 children) to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, January 15th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Since there was no slide presentation, graduate student Amanda DeSouza greeted visitors and directed them upstairs into the dome. She showed one group the “Spectroscopy Demo,” downstairs in the “Black Room.” Amanda counted 11 visitors for the evening.
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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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Western Faculty of Science Discovery Week 2017, Cronyn Observatory, November 20th, 2017

A clear sky greeted some 60 visitors from the Western Faculty of Science Discovery Week 2017, for a Special Event at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Monday, November 20th, 2017, 8:15—10:15 p.m. (This was following the earlier Exploring the Stars event for the group HIGH Day North, scheduled, 6:00—8:00 p.m.) They were welcomed by graduate student Amanda DeSouza who invited them to simply circulate upstairs into the dome and downstairs into the “Black Room” and “1940s Period Room.”
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