Tag Archives: Lunar phase

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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Our diminishing night sky

By Mario Carr Light pollution is destroying the night sky. Believe it or not back in the 1930s’ you could actually see the band of the Milky Way from downtown Toronto. Now you can barely see anything. Astronomy writer Terence … Continue reading

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Asteroid mining

Not everyone is terrified of asteroids. Enterprising miners from the Prospectors and Developers Annual Conference in Toronto last month are thinking of ways to drill into asteroids and strike it rich. Some asteroids are full of valuable minerals, which companies … 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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Shine on Harvest Moon

By Mario Carr For centuries, the light of the Harvest Moon has allowed farmers to extend their working hours. This year, the Harvest Moon will appear on the night of Sept 29. It is the first full moon closest to … Continue reading

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Summer is for stargazing

Summer is prime time for astronomy. Temperatures are perfect for stargazing. Now is the time to get out there and enjoy the wonders of the universe. From a dark sky around 11 p.m.mid month you can see the white band … Continue reading

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