Tag Archives: Night sky

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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Six memorable celestial events in one day

By Mario Carr On Saturday August 11 Hamilton Amateur Astronomers will once again open the gates to Binbrook Conservation Area for its annual Perseids Meteor Shower Watch. Free admission after 8 p.m. and the event runs until 11 p.m. The … Continue reading

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April 2011 night sky

 Generosity always amazes me.  After reading my articles, Don Pfeffer last month donated his 8” Sky Watcher Dobsonian telescope to the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Club. Thank you Don, your generosity won’t be wasted. It allows the club to have a … Continue reading

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Seeing the sun in the night sky

Did you know you can see the glow of the sun at night? It’s called the zodiacal light. The light appears as a faint whitish glow in the night sky. As the sun’s rays travel through space, they are scattered … Continue reading

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Leaving the red light on

Everyday after sundown, the homes at Arizona Sky Village turn on their red lights. Some say they look like a bunch of whore houses. Instead of luring customers, the red lights allow people to see in the dark, while protecting … Continue reading

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