Tag Archives: the sky this month

Mastering astrophotograhy

Award-winning astrophotographer Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn will reveal her secrets on taking great pictures of the night sky at the next meeting of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers. In her presentation called Capturing the Stars, Kerry-Ann will discuss her journey into the … 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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Two eclipses for October

By Mario Carr On Thanksgiving, we can also give thanks for seeing a Lunar and a Partial Solar Eclipse this month. Solar Eclipses happens during the day when the Moon crosses the face of the Sun throwing a shadow on … Continue reading

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Solar Thursdays back at the RBG

By Mario Carr If the rings of Saturn blew you away when you first looked though a telescope, just wait until you see the Sun. Every second for the last 4.5 billion years, the Sun has been radiating millions of … Continue reading

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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 it colder than Mars?

Over the last few weeks, it’s been reported that it’s colder than the surface of Mars.

Maybe, it’s temporarily warmer at high noon on the Martian equator but it’s common for temperatures to dip more than 100 degrees at night, since the atmosphere is too thin to hold heat. The Martian rover Opportunity has recorded summer daytime temperatures fluctuating from 30 degrees Celsius down to -80 degrees C at night.
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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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