Tag Archives: Hamilton astronomy events

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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A Victoria Day meteor shower

By Mario Carr Canadians aren’t the only ones celebrating Victoria Day with fireworks. This year, Mother Nature is also into the festivities with a new meteor shower of her own lighting up the May 24 morning sky. The LINEAR meteor … 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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Autumn’s astronomical adventures

By Mario Carr As we move into autumn, you can see the changes in the night sky. Summer’s signature constellation like the teapot in Sagittarius is tipping over pouring out the last bits of summer, as it sets in the … 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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Maybe a comet for March

By Mario Carr If the recent Russian meteorite hit downtown Hamilton everything within a 25 kilometre radius would be wiped out. That would include Burlington, Waterdown, Dundas and Stoney Creek. NASA predicts that larger meteorites hit the Earth every five … Continue reading

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A clash of two galaxies

By Mario Carr Think you’re still when you’re sitting down. Think again. You’re actually moving thousands of kilometres per minute. That’s because the Earth and everything in our Milky Way galaxy is on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy. … Continue reading

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