Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to create a summer music festival

From the dark coldness of interstellar space, the creation of a music festival seems highly unlikely. Every year, I volunteer for Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival. As I listen to the music and feel the warmth of the sun, it … Continue reading

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Welcome to the party

For amateur astronomers, warm weather marks the beginning of star party season. Star parties are places where amateur astronomers meet to observe the wonders of the universe by night and listen to astronomical seminars by day. They are places where … Continue reading

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June astronomy events

Here are some important events for June stargazers. Most are listed in the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers calendar. Planet watching Mercury will be difficult to see at evening twilight during early June and during morning twilight at the later part of … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey

The race into space spurred during the 60s, created a flurry of space related shows and movies like Lost in Space, My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes and of course the classic SCiFi classic of all time … Continue reading

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