Tag Archives: Astronomy

A comet, meteor shower and a daytime disappearing act by Venus in December

By Mario Carr Who says astronomical events only happen at night? This month, Venus will disappear behind the crescent Moon in the southern sky during the day at 12:32 p.m. on December 7. However, you’ll probably need a telescope or … 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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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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Earth’s Jan. orbit closest to Sun

By Mario Carr On Jan. 4, the earth is closer to the Sun than at any other time of the year but don’t think it’ll be warmer – here’s why. Before the 17th Century, it was thought that planets and … Continue reading

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Astronomy calendar available at telescope clinic

By Mario Carr Even though there’s no evidence of little green men from Mars, there was a little green object spotted near the planet last month. That object was Comet ISON. Cyanogen and diatomic carbon gases erupting from its core … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes on the skies to see the Perseids

By Mario Carr Recently, I was observing at Binbrook Conservation area with members from the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and there was a flash in the sky. Somebody yelled out, did anyone see that? There was dead silence. No one saw … Continue reading

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