Cronyn Observatory Saturday Public Night, July 14th, 2018

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Robert Duff
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Cronyn Observatory Saturday Public Night, July 14th, 2018

Post by Robert Duff » July 11th, 2018, 11:02 am

Hello All,

We have a Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, July 14th, 2018, 8:30—11:00 p.m., as follows:

Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night
Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Time: 8:30—11:00 p.m.
Presentation: Why is Pluto No Longer a Planet?

RASC London Centre members are invited to bring their telescopes and set them up on the observation deck (and sometimes on the sidewalk on the south side) of the Cronyn Observatory. Sunset will be 9:02 p.m.

There will be a 2-day-past-new thin crescent Moon low in the western evening sky. The planet Venus will be visible in the western sky and Jupiter will be well placed for viewing in the southern sky. Saturn will be visible in the southeast (opposition was on June 27th). Deep sky objects visible include the globular cluster M13, the “Double-Double” star Epsilon Lyrae and the Ring Nebula (M57).

Parking is FREE on Saturday evenings in the Alumni Hall (around the traffic circle) and Springett Parking Lot (across Western Road).

If it is cloudy we can talk to visitors and demonstrate telescopes in the dome.

Thank you very much to all those who have helped out at the Cronyn Observatory!

Bob Duff
Higher Education Liaison
RASC London Centre

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