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.
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.
Harold Tutt and Bob Duff joined Dave McCarter at Westminster High School on Tuesday afternoon for some solar observing. They had a great response from a lot of students, saw some nice prominences and sun spots, and got started on their tans. Even the UPS driver came by to have a look and encouraged them to teach the students well. Several teachers and the Vice Principal came out for a look.
Graduate student Robin Wing made the digital slide presentation, The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge, before 30 visitors from the 62nd London Cubs / Scouts, including 20 children and 10 adults, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Thursday, March 8th, 7:00 p.m. He answered some insightful questions about the Big Bang and how we know the temperature of the Sun.
Graduate student Robin Wing made the digital slide presentation, The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge, before 28 visitors from the 74th London Scouts, including 19 children and 9 adults, at the Cronyn Observatory for Exploring the Stars, Wednesday, March 7th, beginning around 6:45 p.m.