Tag Archives: Planets

Comet Lovejoy getting dimmer

  By Mario Carr There’s still time to glimpse Comet Lovejoy as it makes an 8,000 year orbit around the Sun. Even though the Comet is getting dimmer, there’s a good chance you could see it from a dark location. … Continue reading

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McMaster’s William J. McCallion Planetarium

By Mario Carr When the William J. McCallion Planetarium opened at Hamilton’s McMaster University in 1949, an army surplus parachute was used as its dome. It was the first planetarium in Ontario that had public shows. Since it opened about … 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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September’s Harvest Moon illusion

Last month, more than 250 people gathered at the Binbrook Conservation Area to see the Persiods Meteor Shower. Continue reading

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