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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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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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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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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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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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