Thursday, November 23, 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...

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...

Kepler 452b: “In transit”

July 2015: The Kepler Space Telescope made an extraordinary exoplanet discovery, Kepler-452b . Kepler-452b, in the constellation Cygnus, is 1400 light years away shares the same...

Lunar ‘Road Map’ – How to Observe the Moon

MVNSC - Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation How-To  Observe the Moon around First Quarter - courtesy Michael Watson, member RASC Equipment you will need: Moon chart - Overview...

Ride to the Stars *and* Planets – Mars, Saturn and the Rising Milky...

For the StarGazer's ride June 27 2014, Night Sky Conservation Programmers (the folks that do the Spring Astronomy Course)  offer the following description of...

Lunar Science – Understanding our Lunar Explorations

Science about the Moon Earth-Moon system - Studying the change in earth-moon distance Scientists can determine the distance Earth-Moon with great precision by  bouncing a laser...

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 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...

Night Sky Lecture 4

by Pat Browne Spring Astronomy Course Mississippi Valley NightSky Conservation IV The Art and Science of Observing the NightSky Around Us Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal...

Night Sky (not) in Yellowknife

Some of you who took the Night Sky Conservation Course this Spring had the pleasure of meeting our assistant Andrew Lindstrom. Andrew has remained...