Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cloudy skies greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, March 31st, 7:00 p.m.  Graduate student Tyler Desjardins began the digital slide presentation, Cosmic Train Wreck: When Galaxies Collide, before 18 people, with more arriving for a total of 47 visitors by the time he had finished and was answering questions.  

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Exploring the Stars, Arthur Stringer Public School, March 29th, 2012

Graduate student Robin Wing began the digital slide presentation Our Solar System before 61 visitors (44 children and 17 adults) from Arthur Stringer Public School, grades 6—8, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m.

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Exploring the Stars, 77th Masonville Scouts, March 28th, 2012

Cloudy skies greeted 13 members (9 youth and 4 adults) of the 77th Masonville Scouts for Exploring the Stars at the Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, March 28th, 7:00 p.m. Graduates student Tyler Desjardins made the digital slide presentation, The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge, and this was followed with a tour of the big 25.4cm refractor in the dome. In response to a question from a young person, concerning the two big clocks on the east wall of the dome, Tyler explained the difference between Standard and Sidereal Time. 

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Exploring the Stars, Princess Anne French Immersion School, March 21st, 2012

Graduate student Robin Wing began the digital slide show the Big Bang before an initial group of 55 visitors, later increasing to 64 (42 children and 22 adults) from the Princess Anne French Immersion School grade-9 class, Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00 p.m.

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