Thursday, November 23, 2017

Almost Heaven: Observing locally…

          This article is an excerpt from the Ottawa RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) June 2014 Astronotes  celebrating  dark sky observing  in their 'good...

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...

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...

References to use for Night Sky Activities

pat pat 2012-04-27T16:28:35Z 2012-04-27T18:45:15Z 11.5606 NightSkyResources -3 0 1 3 12 4 False False False Sheet2 False False False Sheet3 False False False 9465 17115 120 90 False False Here's a guide to the books, charts, magazines and software mentioned in the Night Sky Course.  Resource  Rating  Author  Comments Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics  ***** Zelik and Smith Second Edition  Course...

Night Sky Course ‘lab’ – Fun with Stellar Evolution

In order to get a sense of how stellar mass influences the evolutionary path of stars, here's a lab exercise to try (on a...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 Lecture 5

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 Course – Astro Tour tonight … GO call

Calling it a  GO for tonight to try to do some observing . Tonight: 8:15 PM  Monday April 28 - Meet at the Mill of...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 Lecture 4

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:...

Night Sky Course – Stars and Star Clusters within the Milky Way

Here are some examples of objects that can be seen in our Spring Night Sky. The distances to these stellar systems range from 100...

Night Sky Course – Planets, Earth and Orbits around the Sun

Celestial Motion of Planets - Orbits in the Ecliptic Plane The planets fall into two groups relative to Earth's location: Outer Planets : Sun--Earth--Planet -- Mars,...