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).
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.
Mostly cloudy skies greeted some 30 visitors for the Lake Whittaker Conservation Area Star Night, Friday, July 24th, 2015. This event was organized by new RASC London Centre member, Scott Vodon, working at the Conservation Area for the summer, and London Centre’s Public Outreach Coordinator, Dave McCarter.
RASC London Centre member Gary Hink’s hosted a Star Night for his fellow Rona employees at his farm and observatory on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, 8:00 p.m. There were 4 visitors who showed up. He was joined by fellow London Centre members Dale Armstrong, with his Vernonscope 80mm refractor on a camera tripod; Mike Roffey, with his 15cm Celestron NexStar 6SE Schmidt-Cassegrain on a Vixen alt-azimuth mount; and Harold Tutt with his Celestron 15 X 70mm binoculars on a tripod.
RASC London Centre Past President and Public Outreach Coordinator Dave McCarter and fellow member Harold Tutt had already set up their telescopes in the West Campground playground area of Springwater Conservation Area when Peter Jedicke and Steve Gauthier arrived, Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, around 8:40 p.m. Springwater Conservation Area, Springwater Road, Aylmer, Ontario (south or Orwell).