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Perihelion and Latest Sunrise, Happy Coincidence for us

January 3 2018 marks Perihelion, and by coincidence it happens at nearly the latest possible sunrise at at 7:42 am local time (darkest morning)...

Darkness and Light in the Milky Way – Late Summer in Sagittarius

by Pat Browne     For Canadian observers, the constellation Sagittarius (nicknamed- the teapot), is visible along the southern horizon in September. It is a good time...

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...

StarGazers Ride is a GO! Friday June 8 2012 at the Mill of Kintail

Hi Night Sky Friends,  If you can make it, there will be a Star Tour tonight at the Mill of Kintail as part of the...

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...

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...

Have you been seeing Meteor Stragglers? The October Draconids

If you have been looking west after sunset, trying to capture the objects that are below the horizon as winter approaches, you may have...

MVNSC – Fall Astronomy Session Introduction

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

Too Cold? Try lunar observing…

During a stretch of -20 deg nights, many avid amateur astronomers cower in a warm house.  But some learn how  to cheerfully saunter outdoors...

Lecture 2 – Night Sky – April 10 2015

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: 'Observing the Night Sky Around Us': Our Night Sky as it appears April 10 2015 around 9pm - courtesy Stellarium Program...

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