Clear hazy skies greeted 19 visitors (12 children, one infant and 6 adults) from the 37th London Beavers to the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Emily McCullough brought them immediately up into the dome and showed them the 4-day-past-first-quarter Moon through the 25.4cm refractor (52mm Erfle eyepiece, 84X).
This was followed by RASC London Centre member Everett Clark showing them Jupiter through the London Centre’s 25.4cm Dobsonian (17mm Nagler eyepiece, 66X) set up on the roof patio. They then came back into the dome for one more look at the Moon through the big 25.4cm refractor. RASC London Centre member Bob Duff arrived a little before 7:00 p.m. and joined the group in the dome.
Emily then brought them back downstairs and distributed cards with astronomy and space related pictures on them for what she describes as a “Solar System Card Activity.” She then distributed 23 “Moon Gazers’ Guide” cards. Everybody was gone by around 7:30 p.m. after thanking Emily and the RASC London Centre members for a very enjoyable evening of astronomy.
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre