Author Archives: Mario Carr

About Mario Carr

Mario Carr has a Physics degree from McMaster University and hosts this blog. He is the director of public education for the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and has helped to raise the profile of the group. He writes an astronomy column and appears on CHCH-TV to talk about the night sky. Mario is the founder of the Carr Marketing Group in Burlington, Ontario and can help with your marketing, communications, publicity and public relations needs. He can be reached at or

Good year for the Geminid Meteor Shower

By Mario Carr Attention meteor shower watchers. This year’s Geminid Meteor Shower will be phenomenal compared to last year’s event. You can watch it all night starting in the early evening of December 13. This year, the meteor shower will … Continue reading

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2018 Hamilton Amateur Astronomers calendar available at telescope clinic

By Mario Carr Not sure how to use your telescope, or which type to purchase? Then come out to the November 17 Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Telescope Clinic from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Spectator Building, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton. You’ll … Continue reading

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Two meteor showers in October

By Mario Carr Two minor meteor showers will grace our skies this month. The Draconid meteor shower peaks Sunday, Oct. 8 and is best seen just after sunset. The shower appears to be coming from the Draco constellation. The Orionid … Continue reading

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Jupiter and Venus dominate the night sky

By Mario Carr Jupiter and Venus will outshine all the other planets and stars in the heavens for the next few months. Bright Venus can be seen as the “morning star” just before sunrise in the eastern dawn sky. If … Continue reading

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The May Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

By Mario Carr The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower peaks May 5 and is best seen lying on a lounge chair in a dark location away from city lights after midnight. The Southern Hemisphere of the Earth will have the best … Continue reading

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Telescope clinic helps keep your eyes on the skies

By Mario Carr As the nights become longer there is more time to enjoy the wonders of night sky with your telescope. If you’re not sure how to use it, or plan to buy one as a gift, the Hamilton … Continue reading

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Binbrook Perseids meteor shower night

By Mario Carr Don’t miss Hamilton Amateur Astronomers free Perseids Meteor shower night at Binbrook Conservation Area on Friday, August 12. Located at 5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, the park will waive its gate fees from 8 p.m-11 p.m. The event … Continue reading

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