Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

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.

Space Out at Cronyn Observatory:

Join us on 23rd September 2017 at Western University's Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory to celebrate Science Literacy Week. This event is hosted by the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), in partnership with Department of Physics and AstronomyRoyal Astronomical Society of Canada-London Chapter and The Planetary Society-London Chapter. There will be fun activities for space enthusiasts of all ages -- kids, adults, and everyone in between!

Event Details:

Date: 23rd September 2017

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM (Entrance is free

Location: The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (search for "Cronyn" on this interactive google map)
             Parking information can be found here.

Social Media: Tweet your pictures with the #SciLit17 and #WesternU hashtags. 

Activities: 

Space Science Challenge
- 5:30pm for students in Grade 7 and under,
- 6:00pm for students in Grade 8 and above, and
- 6:30pm for adults.
Star gazing through Cronyn's 10-inch main telescope as well as several other telescopes
Hands-on Activities (5:00 to 8:00 pm)
- Edible Rock Analysis
- Spectroscopy Demonstration
- Arts and Crafts for kids
Historical displays and artifacts
Space-themed books on display
Raffle
- Lots of prizes to be won at our raffle draw.
- The draw will take place at 7:00pm after the Space Science Challenge.