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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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Astronomy radio interview

On Wednesday June 29 McMaster University campus radio station CFMU 93.3 interviewed me on their morning talk show.  Hamilton Amateur Astronomers chair and amateur astronomer John Gauvreau also joined me for the hour long talk show.    We talked about club events, what’s … Continue reading

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May 2011 Astronomy Crossword Contest

Win Mars The NASA Mission Reports Volumes 1 & 2 including CD/DVD-ROM, which includes video and reports (retail value: $70.90) published by Apogee Books. For more information http://www.apogeespacebooks.com/Books/Mars1.html Submit your answer to the eight down clue in this month’s crossword … Continue reading

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Super sized moon

Tonight you can say super size me without feeling guilty. It may not be a gastronomical delight, but tonight’s super sized full moon will be an astronomical treat. The full moon tonight, will be the biggest and the brightest it’s … Continue reading

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Unknown wheel in the sky

  The universe is full of mysteries. We have probably explained very little about the universe, than we would like to admit. With the help of the Hubble Space telescope, astronomers have spotted this strange spiral taken in near infrared … Continue reading

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Going out in a puff of smoke

Everything in this universe ends including stars.  As stars burn through their stash of nuclear fuel, their cores begin to shrink. Like anything else that has been created, they cling onto life for as long as they can. Before entering … Continue reading

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Alien snow

Do other planets have winter storms? Today, there are more than 15 cm of snow on Southern Ontario roads. I’m heeding the warnings police to stay off the roads and taking a snow day from work. As I sit here in … Continue reading

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