Exploring the Stars, 11th London Cub Pack, December 6th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made his digital slide presentation, "The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge," before 21 visitors (14 children and 7 adults) from the 11th London Cub Pack, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m. This was followed by questions from the Cubs and their Leaders.

Bringing the group upstairs into the dome, Tyler gave a brief talk about the 25.4cm refractor. RASC London Centre member Everett Clark directed the big 25.4cm refractor towards Jupiter, which presented a satisfactory image, using the 32mm Erfle eyepiece (137X), with the cloud belts and Galilean moons visible, despite the hazy cloudy sky. On the Observatory roof patio, London Centre member Bob Duff showed them Jupiter through the 25.4cm Dobsonian, using the 17mm Nagler eyepiece (66X). Bob also showed one of the adults the star Vega or possibly Deneb in the Dobsonian. The Cubs were gone around 8:30 p.m. after a satisfactory evening of astronomy despite the hazy overcast sky.

Bob Duff
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre