Dr Rob Weryk is a Western University PhD in Physics & Astronomy and now a researcher for the PanSTARRs project at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
He will be talking about “The Discovery Circumstances of the First Interstellar Asteroid.” Rob discovered this object in October with the PanSTARRs survey telescope, and the object is now named ‘Oumuamua, a Hawaiian word for “messenger from afar.”
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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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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Cloudy skies and damp weather greeted some 35 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, November 13th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Since it was a weekday public night, there was no slide presentation and visitors simply circulated into the lecture room, downstairs into the “Black Room” and “1940s Period Room,” and upstairs into the dome. They were welcomed by Professor Jan Cami, graduate students Amanda DeSouza and Richard Bloch; and RASC London Centre members Everett Clark, Peter Jedicke and Bob Duff.
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Partly cloudy, clearing skies, greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory for the 8th Annual International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 5:00—9:00 p.m. This event was hosted by Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), in partnership with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Engineering’s Rocketry, the Canadian Lunar Research Network, the Planetary Society—London Chapter, and the London Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC London Centre).
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