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 publicity for the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and has helped to raise the profile of the group. He writes an astronomy column and appeared 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.

Seeing Uranus with just binoculars

By Mario Carr On October 23, you could see distant planet Uranus with just a pair of binoculars when it’s at opposition. For most of the year, the planet is too distant and too dim to see with your naked … Continue reading

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Perseid meteor shower event sets record

By Mario Carr Interest in local astronomy is growing. On August 11, a staggering 919 people converged at Binbrook Conservation Area to take part in the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Persieds Meteor Shower event. Skies were clear all day and it … Continue reading

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Free Perseid Meteor Shower Public Night at Binbrook Conservations Area

By Mario Carr It’s going to be a great year for the annual Perseid Metoer Shower. The meteor shower, which peaks August 12 is considered to be one of the best meteor showers of the year and from a dark … Continue reading

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Uncovering hidden gems of your night sky images

By Mario Carr If last month’s Hamilton Amateur Astronomers talk has left you yearning to learn more about astrophotography than you don’t want to miss the next meeting. On June 8 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Spectator Building, 44 Frid … Continue reading

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Enhance your observing skills at spring scope clinic

Spring is here and warmer nights for comfortable stargazing are just around the corner. Continue reading

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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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