Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Cloudy skies with light rain greeted 31 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Shannon Hicks made 2 presentations of the digital slide presentation “The Final Mission of the Cassini Spacecraft” and fielded questions. There were 20 visitors for the first slide presentation and 5 for the second slide presentation, with 6 other visitors simply visiting the dome. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 20th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017

As Reported by Everett Clark

Cloudy skies with rain greeted 40 visitors (including 15 children) to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Pauline Barmby presented the digital slide presentation “Connecting People and the Universe” and fielded questions. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 13th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Cloudy skies with rain greeted 8 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Els Peeters presented the digital slide presentation “Carbon in the Universe: Our Cosmic Roots” and fielded questions. Graduate student Taranpreet Kaur was in charge of “crowd control” and talked with the visitors. There were in all 8 visitors including 6 who listened to the slide lecture and 2 who went directly upstairs into the dome. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 6th, 2017”

Early Outreach Conference at Cronyn Observatory, Friday, May 5th, 2017

Cloudy skies with rain greeted more than 200 Grade-8 students with adult leaders from the Early Outreach Conference for a tour of Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Friday, May 5, 2017, 1:00 p.m. The Early Outreach Conference (REACH) is an annual University Student Council (USC) week-end long conference introducing low-income youth to post-secondary educational opportunities. Continue reading “Early Outreach Conference at Cronyn Observatory, Friday, May 5th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, April 10th, 2017

Cloudy skies with rain and lightning, followed by hazy clouds, greeted 40 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, April 10th, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Since there was no slide presentation, graduate student Viraja Khatu greeted visitors and directed them upstairs into the dome. Viraja and RASC London member Bob Duff (who was upstairs in the dome) counted visitors. Viraja later joined everybody in the dome with a count of 40 visitors by the end of the evening. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, April 10th, 2017”