Rob Weryk is the Guest of Honour for our meeting December 15, 2017!

Dr Rob Weryk is a Western University PhD in Physics & Astronomy and now a researcher for the PanSTARRs project at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
He will be talking about “The Discovery Circumstances of the First Interstellar Asteroid.” Rob discovered this object in October with the PanSTARRs survey telescope, and the object is now named ‘Oumuamua, a Hawaiian word for “messenger from afar.”

Solar Eclipse, August 21st, 2017, @Cronyn Observatory

A generally clear blue sky with a few clouds greeted some 6,000—7,000 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory and University College Hill for the Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21st, 2017, 1:07—3:48 p.m. The event was organized by Professor Jan Cami, with students and staff from Western’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), as well as volunteers from the RASC London Centre.
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Partial Solar Eclipse in London Ontario Monday August 21

The partial eclipse begins on the right side of the Sun’s disk just after lunch, at 13:07. Soon after this you will notice the black bite out of the Sun. Maximum eclipse occurs at 14:30, when 75% of the Sun will be blocked by the Moon’s disk. The Sun will be back to normal by 16:10 as the Moon moves off the left side of the Sun’s disk.

The RASC London Centre will support the event at the campus of Western University if you would like to have a fun and safe chance to view the partial solar eclipse. Continue reading “Partial Solar Eclipse in London Ontario Monday August 21”

Our Next Meeting is January 20 – 7pm

This month our meeting will NOT be at Fanshawe College. It will take place at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory. For directions see here. Parking is free at several of the Western lots:

  • Althouse
  • Springett
  • Medway Hall Residence
  • Elborn College
  • Huron Flats

​The parking at Alumni Hall is not free. Persons that have disabilities or cannot walk a block or two should look into paying.

The speaker will be Prof. Chris Smeenk (Western) and the topic will be General Relativity.

 

For more information about our meetings please see the Information Page.