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Astronomy calendar available at telescope clinic

By Mario Carr Even though there’s no evidence of little green men from Mars, there was a little green object spotted near the planet last month. That object was Comet ISON. Cyanogen and diatomic carbon gases erupting from its core … Continue reading

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Autumn’s astronomical adventures

By Mario Carr As we move into autumn, you can see the changes in the night sky. Summer’s signature constellation like the teapot in Sagittarius is tipping over pouring out the last bits of summer, as it sets in the … 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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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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Stargazing along the Bruce Peninsula

By Mario Carr Summer camping is a great way to enjoy the night sky. From just about any campground you’re almost guaranteed to see a better night sky. The darker the sky and the further you go from city lights, … Continue reading

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Our diminishing night sky

By Mario Carr Light pollution is destroying the night sky. Believe it or not back in the 1930s’ you could actually see the band of the Milky Way from downtown Toronto. Now you can barely see anything. Astronomy writer Terence … Continue reading

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Satellite spotting

By Mario Carr The wonders of the night sky are not only always confined to natural objects. We have left our footprint up there, which can be seen almost every clear night. Besides space junk that orbits the Earth, you … Continue reading

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