Sunday, February 26, 2017

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...

Night Sky Observe the Moon Night Oct 8 2016

NASA's International Observe the Moon Night at Mill of Kintail Saturday October 8 2016  7-9pm International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)... is an annual worldwide public...

Lunar Observing – Finding ‘moonmarks’

For lunar observing, it is easiest to identify convenient landmarks (aka 'moonmarks')  at first or third quarter of the lunar phase. During these phases, ...

MVNSC – September 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...

Night Sky Sessions Sept 2016

This Fall starting the first Friday in September, we will be doing informal astronomical observing sessions at the Mill of Kintail. The sessions will be...

June 2016 Evening Planets – Observe Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

During the month of June 2016, three bright planets appear in our evening sky.  As shown in this diagram Jupiter appears in the western...

Night Sky Session 5 – April 29 2016

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: The Night Sky Around Us Lecture 5 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat...