Tag Archives: Moon

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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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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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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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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A tale of two comets

By Mario Carr Astronomically speaking, 2013 may not be as exciting as last year, except, we might see two bright comets. One could be bright enough to be even seen during the day. It’s been a long time since we’ve … 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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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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