Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

Science Literacy Week


Join us on 24th September 2016 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 ChapterThere will be fun activities for space enthusiasts of all ages -- kids, adults, and everyone in between!

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.

Event Details:

Date: 24th September 2016

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 #SciLit16 and #WesternU hashtags. 


Space Science Challenge

- Jepoardy style Space Science Challenge will take place at 5:30pm for kids and 7:00pm and 8:00pm for adults.

Planet Walk

- Planet Walk will take place at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 6:30pm.

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

Hands-on Activities (5:00 to 8:00 pm)

        - Build model Rockets

        - Create 3D celestial objects and spacecrafts

- Arts and Crafts for kids

Historical displays and artifacts

Space books on display


-Raffle Draw will take place at 7:00pm before the start of the Space Science Challenge (for adults).