Exploring the Stars, 80th, London Scouts / Venturers, Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Clear skies greeted 9 visitors (7 children and 2 adults / leaders) from the 80th London Scouts / Venturers for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Graduate student Viraja Khatu presented the digital slide presentation “Black Holes” and fielded questions. Viraja then introduced the “Crater Experiment” activity, which involved dropping various size balls into a pan—placed on the floor—filled with flour and topped with chocolate powder to demonstrate impact cratering. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, 80th, London Scouts / Venturers, Wednesday, April 26th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, 10th London Guides & Pathfinders, Monday, April 24th, 2017

Clear, somewhat hazy skies greeted 9 visitors (5 children and 4 adults / leaders) from the 10th London Guides & Pathfinders for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Monday, April 24th, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove presented the digital slide presentation “Constellations” 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, 10th London Guides & Pathfinders, Monday, April 24th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, Circles, Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Clear skies greeted 20 visitors (11 children and 9 adults) from Circles for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Graduate student Kendra Kellogg presented the digital slide presentation “Our Solar System” and fielded questions. Kendra followed this with a planispheres activity, distributing 20 “Star Finder” planispheres and helping assemble them with adhesive tape and showing everybody how to use them. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, Circles, Saturday, April 22nd, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, 84th London Cubs, Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Cloudy skies greeted 15 visitors (10 children and 5 adults / leaders) from the 84th London Cubs for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Wednesday, April 19th, 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 “Kitchen Comet,” making a comet from dry ice and other materials. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, 84th London Cubs, Wednesday, April 19th, 2017”

Exploring the Stars, Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence, April 18th, 2017

Graduate student Kendra Kellogg presented the digital slide presentation “Constellations” before an audience of 16 residents in the Theatre of the Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence, 201 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario, on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 7:30 p.m. She followed this with the “Constellations” activity, distributing 15 “Star Finder” planispheres, helping assemble them with adhesive tape and showing everybody how to use them. Continue reading “Exploring the Stars, Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence, April 18th, 2017”