AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Public Outreach Through the Cronyn Observatory (Abstract)

Volume 47 number 2 (2019)

Jan Cami
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western University, and Director of the Cronyn Observatory, PAB Room 138, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada; cronyn@uwo.ca

Abstract

(Abstract only) Historic facilities and instrumentation can be more than static artifacts for display. They can be brought to life as powerful engines for education and public outreach (EPO). Jan Cami talks about the challenges and rewards of repurposing the historic Cronyn Observatory (Western University) as an instrument of effective EPO, and the cooperative synergy of the groups involved—the university astrophysics community, and the RASC.