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.

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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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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