Saturday, November 18, 2017

Night Sky – Galaxies

Night Sky around us ... and beyond our Galaxy Galaxies beyond the Milky Way Clusters of Galaxies in collections forming their own systems beyond...

The NightSky of Spring

Spring Observing: West (late Winter) to South East(Spring) To see the stars in the Spring Constellations, the Earth's orbit is in a locations such...

Night Sky Observing – How Far South do we See?

In the Spring time, when we stand outside and observe the constellations,  we can observe galaxies beyond our own because we are looking up...

Observing Planets – Viewing Geometries

When we observe Venus an inner planet, we see a phase. Question: Why don't we see a phase when we observe the outer planets? Let's look...

Locating Stars in the Night Sky

Locating Objects in Night Sky Constellations How do we refer to celestial objects in the sky? We know they are projected unto our Celestial...

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...

Spring 2015 Night Sky Astronomy Course Preview

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistant: Bob Hillier Fridays: March 27, April 10, April 17, May 1 and May...

The ‘Matter’ of Galactic Rotation

The 'Matter' of  Galactic Rotation - observable but 'invisible' Scientists have probed the motions of interstellar gas, dust as well as the motions of stars...

Rainbows and Rain on Lunar Eclipse

Rainy Days and Nights make for a spectacular Rainbow and a non-eventful Lunar Eclipse (Oct 8 2014) Early Wednesday morning - (meaning 3 am local...

Star Hop to Comet Jacques 2014 !

Comet Jacques Now Sailing past the Constellation Cepheus!   Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) is now visible through small telescopes and moving fairly quickly across the background...