Tag Archives: Amateur astronomy

November’s dawn dance of planets and Leonid meteor shower

By Mario Carr October’s grouping of Mars, Venus and Jupiter in the eastern dawn sky continues in early November. Mars and Venus meet on November 2 and 3. Mars then climbs higher while Venus drops towards the Sun. On November … Continue reading

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Last lunar eclipse until 2018

By Mario Carr Don’t miss the September 27 lunar eclipse because the next one won’t happen until 2018. This year, it occurs during the Harvest Moon, which is the closest Full Moon to the Autumn Equinox. The next time a … 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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Easter weekend lunar eclipse

By Mario Carr This year, the Easter Bunny is bringing an astronomical treat. Make sure you’re up early on Saturday April 4 to see the Partial Lunar Eclipse in the predawn sky. It’ called a Partial Lunar Eclipse because from … Continue reading

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Comet Lovejoy getting dimmer

  By Mario Carr There’s still time to glimpse Comet Lovejoy as it makes an 8,000 year orbit around the Sun. Even though the Comet is getting dimmer, there’s a good chance you could see it from a dark location. … 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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Solar Thursdays back at the RBG

By Mario Carr If the rings of Saturn blew you away when you first looked though a telescope, just wait until you see the Sun. Every second for the last 4.5 billion years, the Sun has been radiating millions of … Continue reading

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