Exploring the Stars, 2nd Lambeth Girl Guides and 1st Lambeth Pathfinders and Rangers, February 6th, 2018

A partly cloudy, hazy sky and cold weather greeted 25 visitors (including children and adults / leaders) from the 2nd Lambeth Girl Guides and 1st Lambeth Pathfinders and Rangers, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Amanda DeSouza presented the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions. Amanda then took the group downstairs into the “Black Room” for the “Spectroscopy Demo,” with the visitors putting on the diffraction grating glasses to view the spectra of 4 gas discharge lamps set out on the table, including: hydrogen, helium, neon and mercury.
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Exploring the Stars, King’s University College Foundations and King’s Scholar Programs, January 31st, 2018

A cloudy, later clearing, slightly hazy sky greeted 25 visitors (students and a faculty member) from the King’s University College Foundations and King’s Scholar programs, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Amanda DeSouza presented the digital slide presentation “The Earth Moon System” and fielded questions. The visitors then divided into 2 groups with Amanda taking one group downstairs into the “Black Room” for the “Transit Demonstration” activity and the “Spectroscopy Demo.” The other group went with RASC London Centre member Bob Duff upstairs into the dome. The 2 groups later exchanged places between the “Black Room” and the dome.
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Exploring the Stars, 67th London Spark Unit, January 23rd, 2018

A cloudy sky with a light drizzle or rain greeted 20 visitors (10 children and 10 adults / leaders) from the 67th London Spark Unit for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove presented the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions.
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Exploring the Stars, London 88th Guide Unit, January 22nd, 2018

A cloudy sky with rain greeted 26 visitors (21 children and 5 adults) from the London 88th Guide Unit for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Monday, January 22nd, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Daniel Hatfield presented the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions. Dan followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet,” making a comet from dry ice and other materials.
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Exploring the Stars, London Stargazers, January 16th, 2018

A cloudy sky with some light snow greeted 5 visitors from the London Stargazers, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu presented the digital slide presentation “Galaxies” and fielded questions. The visitors were then invited downstairs into the “Black Room,” where Viraja did the “Transit Demonstration” activity, showing them the “Transit Demo” model—demonstrating the transit detection method for finding extra-solar planets.
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