Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made his digital slide presentation, “Cosmic Train Wrecks: When Galaxies Collide,” twice before a total of 35 visitors at the Cronyn Observatory Open House, Saturday, December 8th, beginning 7:00 p.m. RASC London Centre members Rick Saunders, Peter Jedicke and Dave McCarter assisted in the dome.

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Exploring the Stars, 11th London Cub Pack, December 6th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made his digital slide presentation, "The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge," before 21 visitors (14 children and 7 adults) from the 11th London Cub Pack, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m. This was followed by questions from the Cubs and their Leaders.

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Exploring the Stars, 2nd London Scout Group, November 28th, 2012

Graduate student Tyler Desjardins made his digital slide presentation, “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge”,  before 17 visitors (14 children and 3 adults) from the 2nd London Scout Group, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Wednesday, November 28th, 7:00 p.m. He answered questions by the Scouts and their Leaders.

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Exploring the Stars, 3rd St. Thomas Brownies, November 27th, 2012

Clear skies greeted the 3rd St. Thomas Brownies at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars on Tuesday, November 27th, 7:00 p.m. Graduate student Emily McCullough made the digital slide presentation “Brownies Exploring Space.” RASC London Centre member Everett Clark assisted and was joined later by Bob Duff, around 8:10 p.m., when everybody was in the dome. Everett counted 43 visitors (24 children and 19 adults) at the beginning of the evening and the final total was 47 visitors (26 children and 21 adults). Following her digital slide presentation, Emily distributed 47 “Star Finder” planispheres and showed everybody how to assemble and use them. Emily then gave them a green laser sky tour outside in front of the Cronyn Observatory, showing them Polaris, Cygnus, Jupiter and the Moon.

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Exploring the Stars, 110th Byron Brownies, November 22nd, 2012

Clear skies with a slight haze greeted the 110th Byron Brownies at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, November 22nd. RASC London Centre member Everett Clark set up the London Centre’s 25.4cm Dobsonian with the 17mm Nagler eyepiece (66X) on the walkway in front of the Observatory. Graduate student Emily McCullough began the event early, around 6:45 p.m., giving the Brownies a sky tour with a green laser pointer and then showing them Albireo through the Dobsonian. RASC London Centre member Bob Duff arrived around 6:55 p.m. and took over the Dobsonian.

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