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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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Is it colder than Mars?

Over the last few weeks, it’s been reported that it’s colder than the surface of Mars.

Maybe, it’s temporarily warmer at high noon on the Martian equator but it’s common for temperatures to dip more than 100 degrees at night, since the atmosphere is too thin to hold heat. The Martian rover Opportunity has recorded summer daytime temperatures fluctuating from 30 degrees Celsius down to -80 degrees C at night.
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Is time travel possible?

By Mario Carr Last month, time traveller Dr. Who turned 50. But is the TV show all fantasy? Apparently, travelling into the future is possible. Motion and gravity can affect time according to physicist Albert Einstein. Time on orbiting GPS … 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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How to create a summer music festival

From the dark coldness of interstellar space, the creation of a music festival seems highly unlikely. Every year, I volunteer for Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival. As I listen to the music and feel the warmth of the sun, it … Continue reading

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Leaving the red light on

Everyday after sundown, the homes at Arizona Sky Village turn on their red lights. Some say they look like a bunch of whore houses. Instead of luring customers, the red lights allow people to see in the dark, while protecting … Continue reading

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Local cosmic events

Here is a listing of astronomy events in Hamilton

Sept. 15 – The Eight Most Bizarre Things in the Universe, Continue reading

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