Tag Archives: Meteor shower

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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Is time travel possible?

By Mario Carr Last month, time traveller Dr. Who turned 50. But is the TV show all fantasy? Apparently, travelling into the future is possible. Motion and gravity can affect time according to physicist Albert Einstein. Time on orbiting GPS … 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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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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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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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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