Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 31, 2019

Post by Robert Duff » August 27th, 2019, 10:27 am

Hello All,

We have a Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 31st, 2019, 8:30—11:00 p.m., as follows:

Cronyn Observatory Summer Public Night
Saturday, August 31st, 2019
Time: 8:30—11:00 p.m.
Presentation: The Hunt for Supermassive Black Holes

For upcoming slide presentation topics, please visit the Hume Cronyn Observatory Web page at: http://www.physics.uwo.ca/outreach/cronyn/index.html

RASC London Centre members are invited to bring their telescopes and set them up on the observation deck (and sometimes on the sidewalk on the south side) of the Cronyn Observatory.

The Moon will be at one-day-past-new and therefore not visible in the evening sky. Jupiter and Saturn will be well placed for viewing in the evening sky. Deep sky objects visible include the double star Albireo and the Ring Nebula (M57). Sunset will be 8:02 p.m.

Parking is FREE on Saturday evenings in the Alumni / Thompson (beside the Cronyn Observatory and behind Alumni Hall) and Springett Parking Lot (across Western Road).

If it is cloudy we can talk to visitors and demonstrate telescopes in the dome.

Thank you very much to all those who have helped out at the Cronyn Observatory!

Bob Duff
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RASC London Centre

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Re: Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 31, 2019

Post by H.MacI » August 29th, 2019, 11:09 am

Hi all,

I've been asked to run the main refractor for the night. As such, I was wondering if my own scope would be needed for someone else to run? Or if we thought we'd be good wih just the two (plus anyone else who comes out) for the night?

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Re: Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 31, 2019

Post by Robert Duff » August 29th, 2019, 11:44 am

Hello Heather,

We have the observatory's Meade 20.3cm Schmidt-Cassegrain and the RASC London Centre's 30.5cm Donsonian.

I don't know if anyone else knows how to use your computerized Celestron 90mm Maksutov-Neutonian, so perhaps we can do all right with the other 2 telescopes. There is also the RASC London Centre's 25.4cm Dobsonian, if we have enough members to operate 3 telescopes.

However, I think we will be fine with 2 amateur telescopes--the Meade 20.3cm Schmidt-Cassegrain and the 30.5cm Donsonian--on the observation deck.

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Re: Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 31, 2019

Post by ifranklin » August 31st, 2019, 5:15 pm

Hi,
I was thinking about coming tonight and, strangely enough, I have a 20.3cm Meade scope which I am looking for a new home for. I could bring it, but it sounds like what we actually need is someone to run the 20.3 which is already there, not another scope. Certainly, I could run that scope as it will be essentially the same as my own. Would that be helpful?
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Post by Steven Imrie » August 31st, 2019, 6:06 pm

I plan on coming as well. I only have experience on the Dobs though.

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Re: Cronyn Observatory Public Night, Saturday, August 31, 2019

Post by Peter Jedicke » September 1st, 2019, 1:44 pm

It was a busy evening! Thanks to Ian F for joining us to help out.
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