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.

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:

Sat, Jun 16, 2018

8:30-11:00pm

(sunset: 9:06pm)

Summer Public Night

Presentation title: Star Formation

Presenter: Keegan Marr

Sat, Jun 23, 2018

8:30-11:00pm

(sunset: 9:07pm)

Summer Public Night

Presentation title: Exploration of the Outer Planets

Presenter: Mark Froncisz

Sat, Jun 30, 2018

8:30-11:00pm

(sunset: 9:07pm)

Summer Public Night

Presentation title: What makes a planet habitable?

Presenter: Shannon Hicks

Sat, Jul 7, 2018

8:30-11:00pm

(sunset: 9:06pm)

Summer Public Night

Presentation title: The Gemini Observatory

Presenter: Prof Pauline Barmby

Sat, Jul 14, 2018

8:30-11:00pm

(sunset: 9:02pm)

Summer Public Night

Presentation title: Why is Pluto no longer a planet?

Presenter: Taylor Armitage

Sat, Jul 21, 2018

8:30-11:00pm

(sunset: 8:57pm)

Summer Public Night

Presentation title: A Kilonova Detection: Gravitational Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars

Presenter: Meet Panchal

Sat, Jul 28, 2018

8:30-11:00pm

(sunset: 8:50pm)

Summer Public Night

Presentation title: TBA

Presenter: Prof Sarah Gallagher

TUESDAY, Jul 31, 2018

8:30pm (Jul 31)-1:00am (Aug 1)

(sunset: 8:47pm)

Special Event: Mars Opposition

Presentation title: Today's Closest Approach of the Red Planet 

Presenter: Prof Jan Cami

 

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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