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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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McMaster’s William J. McCallion Planetarium

By Mario Carr When the William J. McCallion Planetarium opened at Hamilton’s McMaster University in 1949, an army surplus parachute was used as its dome. It was the first planetarium in Ontario that had public shows. Since it opened about … Continue reading

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Satellite spotting

By Mario Carr The wonders of the night sky are not only always confined to natural objects. We have left our footprint up there, which can be seen almost every clear night. Besides space junk that orbits the Earth, you … 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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Journey to the universe in October

By Mario Carr Do you know the difference between the Super Bowl and a Super Nova? If you’re not sure, then you should come out to the October 12 meeting of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers for a special introductory astronomy … Continue reading

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The Transit of Venus

  By Mario Carr On June 5 the transit of Venus will be a once in a lifetime event. Venus will start to cross the face of the sun at 6:03 p.m.and complete its journey about six hours later. We … Continue reading

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May’s super sized moon

By Mario Carr Would you like fries with that super sized moon? This month’s full moon called the Flower Moon on May 5 will be bigger and brighter than usual. It will be the largest full moon for all of … Continue reading

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