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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.

Upcoming Events:

A big thanks to our visitors for a very successful summer of stargazing! Time for a short break, but we will be back soon with these fall events:

Sat, Sep 24, 2016


5:00--9:00pm

(sunset: 7:18pm)

Science Literacy Week and Public Night

To celebrate Science Literacy week, we will offer special activities starting late in the afternoon. In the evening, we will open up our observatory for an open house with stargazing. More details to follow.

Sat, Oct 1, 2016


2:00--10:00pm

(sunset: 7:05pm)

Doors Open Ontario / Culture Days / Solar Observing / Public Night

We participate for the first time in Doors Open Ontario and Culture Days. Visit our 1940 period room and hear about the history of our Observatory. In the afternoon, look safely at the Sun through our special Solar Telescope. In the evening, enjoy stargazing.

Sat, Oct 8, 2016


5:00--10:00pm

(sunset: 6:53pm)

International Observe the Moon night!

For the 7th time, we organize an event as part of the International Observe the Moon night. Expect fun activities for space enthusiasts of all ages -- kids, adults, and everyone in between! Details to follow.

Sat, Oct 29, 2016


7:00--9:00pm

(sunset: 6:20pm)

Public Night

Join us for a night of stargazing. Following a presentation about an astronomical topic, we will open up our telescopes to explore the wonders of the night sky.

Sat, Nov 26, 2016


7:00--9:00pm

(sunset: 4:53pm)

Public Night

Join us for a night of stargazing. Following a presentation about an astronomical topic, we will open up our telescopes to explore the wonders of the night sky.

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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