Exploring the Stars, 80th Westmount Cubs, April 4th, 2017

As Reported by Paul Kerans

Cloudy rainy skies greeted 14 visitors (10 children and 4 adults / leaders) from the 80th Westmount Cubs for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Kendra Kellogg presented the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System” and fielded questions. Kendra followed this with the activity “Telescope Kits” with the Cubs assembling and testing simple telescopes from small reusable kits. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, 80th Westmount Cubs, April 4th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, 77th London Cubs, March 30th, 2017

As Reported by Paul Kerans

Cloudy skies and rain greeted 23 visitors (11 children and 12 adults / leaders) from the 77th London Cubs for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, March 30th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove presented the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge”with the title slide “The Basics” and fielded questions. Jeff followed this with the activity “Telescope Kits” with the Cubs assembling and testing simple telescopes from small reusable kits. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, 77th London Cubs, March 30th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, 88th London Sparks Unit, March 29th, 2017

As Reported by Everett Clark

Cloudy skies greeted 26 visitors (14 children and 12 adults / leaders) from the 88th London Sparks Unit for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove presented the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” with the title slide “The Basics” and fielded questions. Jeff followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet,” making a comet from dry ice and other materials. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, 88th London Sparks Unit, March 29th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, Woodstock Girl Guides, March 27th, 2017

As Reported by Paul Kerans

Cloudy skies and rain greeted 26 visitors (14 children and 12 adults / leaders) from the Woodstock Girl Guides for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Monday, March 27th, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu presented the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” with the title slide “The Basics” and fielded questions. Viraja followed this with the activity “Kitchen Comet,” making a comet from dry ice and other materials. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, Woodstock Girl Guides, March 27th, 2017”

Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Cloudy skies with occasional rain showers greeted 18 visitors (12 adults and 6 children) to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Graduate student Robin Arnason presented his digital slide presentation “How I Helped Discover a Black Hole (and Lived to Tell the Tale!)”before an audience of 16 visitors and fielded questions. Two more people arrived later in the dome to bring the total to 18 visitors for the evening. Continue reading “Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, March 25th, 2017”