Monthly Archives: September 2010

TV astronomer Jack Horkheimer dies

On August 20, long-time Star Gazer host Jack Horkheimer died.  Jack was born in 1938, and started his weekly astronomy video Star Hustler in 1976.  He was probably responsible for influencing generations of space enthusiasts including myself. He had a signature raspy voice which drew your attention, … Continue reading

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Chinese Moon Festival

The Moon Festival is an important time in Chinese culture. It parallels the autumn equinox when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.  It is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Lantern festival or Moon cake Festival. It is … Continue reading

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Distinguished award

Hamilton’s Doug Welch professor of astronomy received the McNeil Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding abilities to promote and communicate science to students and the public.  Past winners included … Continue reading

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Local cosmic events

Here is a listing of astronomy events in Hamilton

Sept. 15 – The Eight Most Bizarre Things in the Universe, Continue reading

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September’s Harvest Moon illusion

Last month, more than 250 people gathered at the Binbrook Conservation Area to see the Persiods Meteor Shower. Continue reading

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