as Reported by Heather MacIsaac
It was a great evening for the 19 Girl Guides and 3 leaders of the 1st Wyoming Guides on the Soames site at Camp Orenda, Friday, August 19th, 2016, 8:30 p.m. RASC London Centre member Heather MacIsaac was the event organizer, bringing her 90mm Celestron Go-To Maksutov telescope. She was joined by RASC London Centre Public Outreach Coordinator Dave McCarter, with his 25.4cm Dobsonian; Steve Imrie, with his Orion SkyQuest 8-inch (20.3cm) Dobsonian; and Everett Clark, with the London Centre’s 25.4cm Dobsonian.
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as Reported by Norman McCall
Clear skies and some 20 guests welcomed RASC London Centre members Everett Clark, Gaetan Godin and Norman McCall who arrived around 8:15 p.m. for the Star Night at Fanshawe Conservation Area, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016.
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Clear skies greeted some 60 or more enthusiastic children and parents for the Star Night at Matthews Hall School in London, Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 8:00 p.m. The Star Night involved the whole school from JK to Grade-8 and outdoor lighting was turned off for better viewing through telescopes.
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Cloudy, later clearing skies and a north wind greeted nearly 200 visitors to the Cronyn Observatory for the 6th annual International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 5:00—10:00 p.m. This worldwide celebration of the Moon was hosted locally by Western University’s Physics and Astronomy Department Exploring the Stars program, CPSX (Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration), CLRN (Canadian Lunar Research Network) and the London Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC London Centre).
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The skies were mostly clear as RASC London Centre Past President and Public Outreach Coordinator Dave McCarter and fellow members Harold Tutt and Gaetan Godin set up their telescopes for a Star Night at Pittock Conservation Area near Woodstock, Ontario, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. Dave brought his 25.4cm Dobsonian; Harold, his 80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk refractor and Vixen alt-azimuth mount; and Gaetan, his home-built 20.3cm Dobsonian / Newtonian reflector rebuilt on a Sky-Watcher NEQ6 equatorial mount.
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