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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.

Below is our schedule of for the Summer Public Nights; follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates and last-minute changes or cancellations.

Upcoming Events:

Fri, Sep 21, 2018


(sunset 7:24pm)

RASC Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. There will be a presentation on "The Supermassive Black Hole Show - a thriller performance in the densest environments of the universe". All interested are welcome to attend!

Sat, Sep 22, 2018


(sunset 7:22pm)


Science Literacy Week

Science Literacy Week is an effort to showcase the excellence and diversity of science outreach institutions around the country. By joining forces in a one week blitz of activity, the goal is to highlight just how outstanding our scientists and science communicators are coast to coast. Join us at the Cronyn Observatory today for Space Science Challenges, stargazing, hands-on activities, a raffle and much more! More details can be found on the Science Literacy Week / Space Out web site.

Sat, Sep 29, 2018


(sunset 7:09pm)

Saturday Public Night

Come on out and join us for an evening of stargazing. We will begin with a short presentation.


Follow the links below for more information about:

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

"explorethestars |at| gmail |dot| com".

For general enquiries or questions about the observatory and private nights, please contact;
"cronyn |at| uwo |dot| ca"

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