Space Out - Science Literacy Week Event


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 22nd September 2018 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 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: 22nd September 2018

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 #scilit and #WesternU hashtags. 


Space Science Challenge/Trivia
Hands-on activities:
 - Space themed Virtual Reality Station
 - Build a Satellite Station
Star gazing through Cronyn's 10-inch main telescope as well as several other telescopes
Historical displays and artifacts
Space-themed books on display
- Lots of prizes to be won in our raffle draw.
- The draw will take place at 7:00pm.