Category Archives: Local events

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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Mastering astrophotograhy

Award-winning astrophotographer Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn will reveal her secrets on taking great pictures of the night sky at the next meeting of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers. In her presentation called Capturing the Stars, Kerry-Ann will discuss her journey into the … Continue reading

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Year of the dwarf planets

By Mario Carr 2015 will be remembered as the year of the dwarf planets. Dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons will be revealed as the New Horizon space probe reaches it for a few hours on July 14. Travelling … Continue reading

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Good chances to see an Aurora this spring

By Mario Carr You can always depend on the coming of Spring to breathe life into our forests. But this year’s vernal equinox has an added bonus that may breathe life into the skies. This year’s conditions are perfect for … Continue reading

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Canadian RADARSAT-1 images assist in global emergencies

Canada‘s Earth Observation Program made a giant leap on November 4, 1995 when RADARSAT-1 was launched and placed on its orbit some 800 kilometres above the Earth. In the last fifteen years, RADARSAT-1 has mapped the world, capturing images day … Continue reading

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Astronomy radio interview

On Wednesday June 29 McMaster University campus radio station CFMU 93.3 interviewed me on their morning talk show.  Hamilton Amateur Astronomers chair and amateur astronomer John Gauvreau also joined me for the hour long talk show.    We talked about club events, what’s … 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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