Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Mostly cloudy, later partly clearing skies greeted 26 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Undergraduate student Meet Panchal made his digital slide presentation on “Charles Messier’s Catalog of the Heavens” and fielded questions. Due to technical difficulties, the laptop computer from the “Transit Demo” in the “Black Room” was used for the slide presentation. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, June 17th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Partly cloudy skies greeted some 100 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Martin Houde made 3 presentations of his digital slide presentation “Submillimetre Astronomy” and fielded questions. Undergraduate students Angus Keith was “crowd manager.” There were 48 visitors at the first slide presentation, 28 at the second and 15 at the third for a total attendance of 91 visitors. There were a few people who went directly upstairs into the dome, bringing the estimated total to 100 visitors. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, June 10th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Partly cloudy skies greeted 142 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 8:30 p.m. Professor Stan Metchev made 3 presentations of his digital slide presentation “Towards Finding Other Earths” and fielded questions. He preceded these presentations with a spectacular NASA video featuring the latest pictures from the Juno spacecraft mission to Jupiter. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, June 3rd, 2017”

Synchronized Swimming Championships Athletes at Cronyn Observatory, Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Partly cloudy skies greeted some 48, possibly 62 visitors, to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Friday, June 2nd, 2017, 8:00—10:00 p.m. The occasion was the 2017 Synchro Canada Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships, being held May 30th—June 4th, 2017, with 250 young athletes (ages 11—15) participating at the Western Sports & Recreation Center. Continue reading “Synchronized Swimming Championships Athletes at Cronyn Observatory, Friday, June 2nd, 2017”

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”