Science Literacy Week

space out 

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 September 21st at Western University's Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory to celebrate Science Literacy Week. This event is hosted by Western Space, in partnership with Department of Physics and Astronomy and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada-London Chapter. There will be fun activities for space enthusiasts of all ages -- kids, adults, and everyone in between!

Event Details:

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 5:00 to 10:00 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 #scilit and #WesternU hashtags. 


 - Star gazing through Cronyn's 10-inch main telescope as well as several other telescopes

 - Space Trivia

 - Historical displays and artifacts

 - Hands-on activities:
      Space themed Virtual Reality Station
      Comet Mystery Boxes
      Asteroid Mining