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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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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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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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December’s Geminid meteor shower

By Mario Carr Astronomers say that the Geminid Meteor Shower peaking Dec. 13 promises to put on a great show this year but don’t hold your breath. Few things in life are certain, especially when it comes to astronomical events … Continue reading

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Astronomical Christmas gift ideas

By Mario Carr Not sure what Christmas gift to buy for that stargazer on your list? Maybe the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers can help. You might want to consider the club’s 2015 astronomy calendar. It’s loaded with upcoming astronomical events and … Continue reading

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Two eclipses for October

By Mario Carr On Thanksgiving, we can also give thanks for seeing a Lunar and a Partial Solar Eclipse this month. Solar Eclipses happens during the day when the Moon crosses the face of the Sun throwing a shadow on … Continue reading

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Jupiter’s disappearing act

By Mario Carr Jupiter is about to perform a disappearing act. If you hurry, you can still see the planet dipping lower towards the northwest evening horizon every night this month. By early July, the gas giant disappears from sight … Continue reading

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