Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, February 24th, 2018

An overcast sky with thin hazy clouds greeted some 63 visitors to the Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu made 2 presentations of the digital slide presentation “Galaxies.” There were 50 visitors in the lecture room for Viraja’s first slide presentation, as counted by RASC London Centre member Bob Duff at 7:22 p.m. There were just 13 people for Viraja’s second presentation. In all, there were some 63 visitors for the evening.
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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Monday, February 12th, 2018

A clear sky with some hazy clouds greeted some 50—60 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, February 12th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu and Professor Jan Cami were there early to greet a video team from Rogers TV, who arrived around 6:30 p.m. RASC London Centre members Everett Clark, Henry Leparskas and Mark Tovey were also there around 6:00 p.m., joined shortly thereafter by Bob Duff, and later in the evening, Edith Tovey. Since there was no slide presentation, visitors simply went upstairs into the dome and downstairs for demonstrations in the “Black Room” and tours of the “Period Rooms.” Viraja was interviewed by the Rogers TV team (cameraman and lady interviewer) in the lecture room and Bob was later interviewed by 2 journalism students.
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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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