Despite clear daytime weather, clouds rolled in by evening for the Cronyn Observatory Saturday Summer Open House, May 5th, 2012, beginning 8:30 p.m. Astronomy faculty member Dr. Els Peeters showed the Venus transit information slide and then made her digital slide presentation, The PAH Universe, concerning Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons detected in space by spectroscope.
Hazy clouds gave way to clear skies for visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m. Graduate students Robin Wing and Emily McCullough were in charge for the evening with Robin making the digital slide presentation, Our Solar System, to the first group of 23 visitors (17 adults and 6 children) in the lecture room.
Cloudy skies greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, March 31st, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Tyler Desjardins began the digital slide presentation, Cosmic Train Wreck: When Galaxies Collide, before 18 people, with more arriving for a total of 47 visitors by the time he had finished and was answering questions.
Graduate student Robin Wing made the first of two presentations the digital slide show Our Solar System before the initial group of 19 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, February 25th, 7:00 p.m. More people would arrive later for a total of 24—32 visitors.
Cold weather and clouds blowing in from the west greeted visitors. Graduate student Emily McCullough directed the 25.4cm refractor in the dome towards the two-day-prior-to first quarter crescent Moon, which made a splendid view in the 32mm Erfle eyepiece.