Clear skies greeted 7 frosh students from Brescia University College at the Cronyn Observatory, Monday, September 3rd, 11:00 p.m. They were joined by 3 more Brescia frosh students for a total of 10 visitors by the end of the evening, 12 midnight.
A hazy cloudy sky greeted visitors to the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, September 1st, 8:30 p.m. Undergraduate student Neil Bhatt made his digital slide presentation, “The Solar System,” before 17 people at 8:45 p.m. There were 32 visitors to the Cronyn by the end of the evening.
By Peter Jedicke, Edited by Robert Duff
Fanshawe Conservation Area hosted a star night at the boat launch just above Fanshawe Dam on Saturday evening, August 25th. Under clear skies, Peter Jedicke gave a slide show, "The Wonderful Heavens," including a tribute to Neil Armstrong. As suggested by the Armstrong family in a press release after Armstrong's death earlier in the day, star night attendees looked at the first quarter Moon and gave a wink in appreciation of Armstrong's accomplishment as first man to walk on the Moon. The show also featured an ISS pass in the southwest at 21:38 that was greeted with much enthusiasm and many questions.
Clear skies greeted 35 visitors, including 32 adults, 2 children and one infant to the Cronyn Observatory International Students Tour, Monday, August 27th, 8:30—10:30 p.m. Graduate student Allison Hill and undergraduate student Neil Bhatt made their 20—30 minute digital slide presentation on the theme, “Mars and the Astronomy Program at Western.”
Clear skies greeted visitors to the last Cronyn Observatory Open House for the 2012 summer season, Saturday, August 25th, 8:30 p.m. Graduate student Allison Hill made her digital slide presentation, “Winds from Supermassive Black Holes,” twice that evening.