Thursday, November 23, 2017

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, each phase of the moon provides a different vista. It is easiest to identify convenient landmarks (aka 'moonmarks') at first or...

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...

Night Sky Lecture 4 – April 22 2016

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: The Night Sky Around Us Lecture 4 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat...

Night Sky Course – Lecture 3 – April 15 2016

MVNSC - Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation The Night Sky Around Us Lecture 3 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy...

Night Sky Course – Lecture 2- April 8 2016

Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: 'Observing the Night Sky Around Us': Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor:...