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 www.carrmarketinggroup.com or mariocarr@cogeco.ca.

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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Calling all amateur astronomers

After travelling almost three billion kilometres at 26.9km per second, Juno will arrive at Jupiter on July 4. NASA is asking all amateur astronomers to upload their images of Jupiter at missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam. You can even vote for the best location … Continue reading

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June’s rare summer solstice full moon

By Mario Carr This year, you can see a rare full moon during the shortest night of the year on June 20 when the summer solstice occurs. The last time this happened was back in 1986 and if you want … Continue reading

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Extreme April tides & Mercury at its best for 2016

By Mario Carr Mercury can be one of the hardest planets to see except for a week before and after April 18 when it will be at its best for 2016. On that date, Mercury will be obvious, since it … Continue reading

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Jupiter at its best for 2016

By Mario Carr The next two months are prime times to see Jupiter this year. Earth will be closets to the planet or at opposition on March 8. On this date, Earth will be between the Sun and Jupiter and … Continue reading

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Usher in the New Year with Comet Catalina

By Mario Carr If you’ve received a pair of binoculars for Christmas, you could see Comet Catalina just before dawn in the south eastern morning sky. Catalina will appear higher in the sky each night and will be above the … Continue reading

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