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Cronyn Observatory Public Nights

Monday, February 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cronyn Observatory (CO)

Cronyn Observatory


General Information

There is no charge, and no reservations are necessary; come and go as you please throughout the evening. Closest parking is in the Alumni/Thompson Lot right next to the Observatory. Parking fee on weekday evenings until 8 p.m. is $7 with free parking (gate raised) after 8 p.m.

This is a time to view the skies through the telescope and to pose your favourite questions to the astronomer hosting the evening. Objects viewed vary with the season, but might include the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, binary stars, star clusters, planetary nebulae, or galaxies. There is nothing like seeing these wonders with your own eyes!

In the event of cloudy skies, the observatory will still be open for slides and a look at the telescopes, but closing time might be earlier.

Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are also on hand with their portable telescopes set up on the Observatory balcony and  front lawn. If you're interested in doing some astronomy as a hobby, these are the people to talk to.

Prof. Jan Cami - Associate Professor / Cronyn Director
519-661-2111 x. 80978
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