Girls and Women in Astronomy Night, Feb. 11, 2019

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Join us for celebrating 'Girls and Women in Astronomy' night at the Cronyn Observatory. This special event forms a part of the IAU100 celebrations encouraging astronomy-specific events to be held all around the globe. The event will be jointly hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western.


Monday, Feb. 11, 2019


5:00pm - 9:00pm
(come and go as you please; entrance is free


The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (search for "Cronyn" on this interactive google map)
Parking information can be found here.

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- Short Presentations by women/non-binary astronomers at Western [5:15 pm - 6:00 pm]

Speakers: Dr. Els Peeters, Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Dr. Pauline Barmby, Dr. Maryam Tabeshian, Ameek Sidhu, Megan Tannock, Chimira Andres, Jahnavi Shah, Amy Fare

- Women in Astronomy Quiz [6:00 pm - 6:30 pm]

- Ask a Woman Astronomer Panel [6:30 pm - 7:00 pm]

Panelists: Dr. Sarah Gallagher, Dr. Pauline Barmby, Dr. Maryam Tabeshian, Dr. Sahar Rahmani, Kelsey Doerksen, Megan Tannock

- Raffle and Prizes [7:00 pm - 7:15 pm]

- Stargazing through the Cronyn Observatory's main 25.4 cm refractor and other telescopes [7:00 pm - 9:00 pm]

- Historical displays of the Observatory  [7:00 pm - 9:00 pm]