For our May meeting we will be having Mark Tovey will be presenting “W.G. Colgrove: Astronomical Model-Maker Extraordinaire”.
For our April 2018 monthly meeting we are glad to present Maryam Tabeshian. She will be talking about her thesis that she has recently completed “Detection and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets through Planet-Disk Dynamical Interactions”.
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Clear skies greeted 25 visitors (12 children and 13 adults) from the 1st St. Thomas Brownies for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Jeff Vankerkhove made the digital slide presentation “The Scout / Guide Astronomy Badge” and fielded questions. Jeff followed this with the “Constellations” activity, distributing 25 “Star Finder” planispheres, showing the visitors how to assemble them with adhesive tape, and demonstrating how to use them to locate constellations in the sky.
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Clear skies with a few high wispy clouds greeted 24 visitors (10 students and 14 adults, including the teacher and parents) from the London District Catholic School Board Grade 7 Enrichment Class, for Exploring the Stars at Western University’s Cronyn Observatory, Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Graduate student Dan Hatfield presented the digital slide presentation “The Life and Times of Stars” and fielded questions. This was followed by demonstrations of the “Transit Demo” and Spectroscopy Demo” in the downstairs “Black Room.”
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The school mid-winter “March Break” (March 12th—16th) may have accounted for the unusual number of 132 visitors to Western University’s Cronyn Observatory Weekday Public Night, Monday, March 12th, 2018, 8:00 p.m. Graduate student Dan Hatfield welcomed visitors who soon filled the lecture room. RASC London Centre was represented by Everett Clark, Bob Duff and Peter Jedicke.
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