By Travis Dolynny, Global News, June 30, 2017
It’s Asteroid Day around the globe and here in London, Western University is celebrating by hosting a special event at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory.
The free public event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday with something geared towards astronomy enthusiasts of all ages.
Visitors will be able to hold a meteorite, learn all about asteroids and observe the sun through a special solar telescope — weather permitting.
“Two asteroid experts, Dr. Peter Brown and Dr. Paul Wiegert, will be talking about asteroid impacts, how they end up on earth and how hazardous they can be,” said Dr. Parshati Patel, outreach co-ordinator for the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at Western.