Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Partly cloudy skies greeted visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night, Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 8:30 p.m. They were welcomed by graduate student Hadi Papei, who was in charge of “crowd control” and counted 36 visitors for the evening. Earth Sciences graduate student Arya Bina made 2 presentations of his digital slide presentation “The Periglacial Landscape of Mars: a Climate History from an Earth Spectacle” and fielded questions. Professors Jan Cami and Els Peeters were also there and did demonstrations of the “Transit Demo” and “Spectroscopy Demo” in the “Black Room.”
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Cronyn Observatory Special Event, Little Astronauts’ Space Expedition, Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Cloudy skies and windy weather greeted a group of Western University Alumni and their children, which included 67 visitors (about 40 children and 27 adults), for the Special Event, Little Astronauts’ Space Expedition, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 1:00—3:00 p.m. Welcoming them and conducting the event were graduate students Viraja Khatu and Dan Hatfield; PhD graduate and Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) Outreach Program Coordinator Parshati Patel; and Professor Jan Cami. RASC London Centre was represented by Henry Leparskas and Bob Duff.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, April 9th, 2018

Clear skies greeted some 35 (30—40) visitors to the Western University Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, April 9th, 2018, 8:00 p.m. They were welcomed by graduate students Amanda DeSouza and Richard Bloch. Since there was no slide presentation, Amanda directed visitors upstairs into the dome and downstairs into the “Black Room” and “Period Rooms.” RASC London Centre was represented by Everett Clark, Henry Leparskas, Peter Jedicke, Mark Tovey and Bob Duff.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Clear skies greeted an estimated 180 visitors to the Western University Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, March 24th, 2018, 8:00 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu made 3 presentations of the digital slide presentation “Death of Stars.” RASC London Centre was represented by Everett Clark, Henry Leparskas, Bob Duff, Mark Tovey and Edith Tovey. Professor Paul Wiegert, who is also a RASC London Centre member, also assisted on the observation deck.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, March 12th, 2018

The school mid-winter “March Break” (March 12th—16th) may have accounted for the unusual number of 132 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, March 12th, 2018, 8:00 p.m. Graduate student Dan Hatfield welcomed visitors who soon filled the lecture room. RASC London Centre was represented by Everett Clark, Bob Duff and Peter Jedicke.
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