Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made his digital slide presentation, “Cosmic Train Wrecks: When Galaxies Collide,” twice before a total of 35 visitors at the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, December 8th, beginning 7:00 p.m. RASC London Centre members Rick Saunders, Peter Jedicke and Dave McCarter assisted in the dome.

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Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Mostly cloudy skies greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory on Saturday, November 10th, around 7:30 p.m. However, there was some clearing later in the evening. Undergraduate student Neil Bhatt began his digital slide presentation, “Stars: An overview,” before 6 visitors, including children, around 8:00 p.m. There were possibly 36 visitors by the end of the evening (although this may be an overestimate). RASC London Centre members Peter Jedicke and Bob Duff listened to Neil’s interesting presentation.

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Cronyn Observatory Open House, October 13th, 2012

Clouds and rain greeted 10 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Ted Rudyk gave his slide presentation, “Top 10 Reasons Why Jupiter is an Interesting Planet.” They then went upstairs where graduate student Neil Bhatt was in charge of the big 25.4cm refractor in the dome, which remained closed because of the rain. RASC London Centre member Peter Jedicke explained the history and operation of the big 25.4cm refractor. Peter reported that the visitors were very keen and asked many interesting questions, which Ted, Neil and Peter did their best to answer. Everybody left at 9:00 p.m.

Bob Duff
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre

International Observe the Moon Night, September 22nd, 2012

Despite clouds and rain showers the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) went well at the Cronyn Observatory, Saturday, September 22nd, 6:00—10:00 p.m. Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration (CPSX) Public Outreach Coordinator, Dr. Alyssa Gilbert greeted visitors with the Earth / Moon digital slide presentation from the Exploring the Stars program around 6:30 p.m. Planetary Science undergraduate student Michael Bramble and Western alumni Amanda Papadimos assisted. Because of poor weather, all 3 prizes were raffled off around 8:30 p.m.

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Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Clear sky with some clouds, followed by increasing clouds and rain greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, September 8th, 7:00 p.m. People did not begin arriving until later and eventually graduate student Tyler Desjardins made his digital slide presentation, The Lives of Stars, twice, before a total of 8 visitors.

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