Exploring the Stars, 57th London Brownies, November 14th, 2012

Clear, hazy skies greeted 22 visitors (11 children and 11 adults) from the 57th London Brownies to the Cronyn Observatory, for Exploring the Stars, Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m. Since they arrived early, graduate student Allison Hill involved them with a drawing the solar system with crayons activity around 6:45 p.m. She followed this with the digital slide presentation, “Brownies Exploring Space.”

Bringing the group upstairs into the dome, Allison showed them Jupiter through the big 25.4cm refractor, using the 32mm Erfle eyepiece (137X). On the Observatory’s roof patio, RASC London Centre member Bob Duff also showed them Jupiter through the London Centre’s 25.4cm Dobsonian, using the 17mm Nagler eyepiece (66X). The Brownies, leaders and parents enjoyed the event and, after taking a group photograph opportunity in front of the big 25.4cm refractor in the dome, were gone by 8:15 p.m.

Bob Duff
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre