Saturday, November 18, 2017

Night Sky Course – Lecture 1 – April 1 2016

Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistant: Shawn McKay References used in this course References Course...

Spring 2016 Night Sky Astronomy Course Preview

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority: Mill of Kintail Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistant: Shawn McKay Fridays: April 1, April 8, April 15, April...

Observing a storm in the fabric of spacetime

This week, as we watch the snow storm sweep across eastern Ontario, we can cozily sit back and reflect on the announcement last week...

Planet Parade – Pre-Dawn Late January 2016

If you are up before sunrise in the last two weeks of January 2016, you get to see at least 4 planets...  plus Mercury....

Hunting Comet Catalina in Mississippi Mills

Pre-dawn Thursday Jan 7 2016 Observing Report January 7 2016, I peeked out  (at 1 am EDT) and waited for Jupiter to shove over and...

Moon River, Moon Cycles…

On Christmas Eve 2015, Millstone's, Brent Eades, observed and photographed (above) a beautiful Full Moon over the Mississippi River .  He mentioned that this...

Observing Lunar Horizons – each day a ‘New Horizon’

The Moon After Sunset approaching 'first quarter' was an enchanting sight earlier this week. It was warm out, and reasonably dry and the...

Bright Planets in the East before Dawn – October 2015

Use Stellarium to check out the sky configuration for your location and time                                                                           You may have gotten up or will get up before sunrise and...

Night Sky – September 2015 Observations – Northern and Southern Horizons

Cycling home in the early evening, I enjoyed watching the wisps of interstellar clouds (of stars and stardust) rise up overhead into the northern...

Saturn, Scorpius Globular Clusters & Aug 12-14 Perseid Meteor Shower

In mid-month August, we can take off the mosquito netting and re-acquaint ourselves with the Night Sky . Let's look at what we have...