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The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory [on the web at cronyn.uwo.ca]


A closeup ofthe objective lens of the 25.4 cm refracting telescope at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory

The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory at the Western University is the central place for our astronomy public events and outreach activities.

In addition to offering our weekly Saturday evening Public Nights over the summer, we have a few exciting events coming up; mark your calendars for:

 

Below is the schedule for the next month.

Upcoming Events:

Sat, Jun 24, 2017


8:30--11:00pm

(sunset: 9:08pm)

Summer Public Night

Join us for a short astronomy presentation, stargazing (weather permitting) or a historical view of our Observatory.

Presentation: The Most Spectacular Images from Astronomy, and the Science Behind Them
In the sky: Jupiter, Saturn

Fri, Jun 30, 2017


2:00pm--5:00pm
(daytime event!!)

 

International Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Hear our experts, make your own impact crater or slice up rocks. If you think you may have found a meteorite, let one of our experts have a look to confirm its origins. Click here for the full (daytime) program.

Sat, Jul 1, 2017


8:30--11:00pm

(sunset: 9:08pm)

Summer Public Night

Join us for a short astronomy presentation, stargazing (weather permitting) or a historical view of our Observatory.

Presentation: Gravitational Waves
In the sky: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn

Sat, Jul 8, 2017


8:30--11:00pm

(sunset: 9:06pm)

Summer Public Night

Join us for a short astronomy presentation, stargazing (weather permitting) or a historical view of our Observatory.

Presentation: TBD
In the sky: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn

Sat, Jul 15, 2017


8:30--11:00pm

(sunset: 9:02pm)

Summer Public Night

Join us for a short astronomy presentation, stargazing (weather permitting) or a historical view of our Observatory.

Presentation: Life in the Universe
In the sky: Jupiter, Saturn

Sat, Jul 22, 2017


8:30--11:00pm

(sunset: 8:56pm)

Summer Public Night

Join us for a short astronomy presentation, stargazing (weather permitting) or a historical view of our Observatory.

Presentation: A Tour of the Solar System
In the sky: Jupiter, Saturn

Follow the links below for more information about:

If you want to book an Exploring the Stars event, please contact;

Jen Tilston at "Jennifer.Tilston |at| uwo |dot| ca".

For any questions about the observatory or these activities, please contact the Observatory Director;
Prof. Jan Cami at "jcami |at| uwo |dot| ca"
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