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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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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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April’s blood red moon

A red sky at night, is a sailor delight but what about a Full Moon that turns blood red?
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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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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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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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