Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Night Sky Astronomy Course

by Pat Browne Night Sky Autumn Observing sessions will begin this year on the first day of  Autumn  (Autumnal Equinox) The 4 sessions will be devoted...

Moon Events – August 2017

The August 2017 lunar calendar is busy with observational opportunities. Full Moon - Partial Lunar Eclipse New Moon - Partial Solar Eclipse At Full moon...

July Sky – The Twilight Zone

by Pat Browne July is a difficult month to ramble through the skies at night. We (observers at northern latitudes) get so little darkness, and...

Astronomy Session Introduction

Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation - Astronomy Sessions Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy...

Spring Night Sky Sessions

The MVCA Night Sky Conservation team is pleased to offer a series of informal Astronomy sessions this Spring. First meeting is on Friday April...

Spring, Astronomically Speaking…

by Pat Browne Question: What is the Sun's Declination On March 20 (Spring) 2017? You may be asking this question as we celebrate the arrival of...

Supernova 1987A 30th Anniversary

by Pat Browne February 24 2017 marks a special 30th anniversary in Canadian Astronomy: The discovery of Supernova 1987A The story behind the discovery: So much...

Star Hopping – Bright Winter Stars

by Pat Browne People often ask if stars and clusters are more easy to observe in the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere because of the...

December Earliest Sunsets at Northern Latitudes

by Pat Browne Have you noticed that the Sun sets the earliest around the second week of December? Here are the calculations for our latitude North:...

November 2016 Full Moon also at Perigee = ‘supermoon’

by Pat Browne Sky and Telescope's columnist  Daniel Fischer writes in his lunar observing article: 'supermoons' a unique observing challenge "This month's full Moon will...