Clear skies greeted 29 visitors (21 children and 8 adults) from the 53rd London Brownies to the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Emily McCullough made her digital slide presentation, “Brownies Exploring Space.”
Bringing the group upstairs into the dome, Emily showed them the star Deneb through the big 25.4cm refractor, using the 32mm Erfle eyepiece (137X). RASC London Centre member Keith Burr used the London Centre’s 25.4cm Dobsonian together with his Tele Vue 35mm Panoptic eyepiece (32X) to show visitors the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and planet Jupiter. London Centre members Everett Clark and Peter Jedicke assisted and were joined by Bob Duff around 8:07 p.m., with Peter leaving shortly thereafter. The Brownies, leaders and parents enjoyed the event and were gone by 8:35 p.m.
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre