Wednesday, November 22, 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...

Stars and Starlight in our Milky Way Galaxy

MVNSC: Stars in our Milky Way Galaxy To the naked eye, everything we see in the night sky is in our galaxy … the vast expanse...

Night Sky Course – Understanding the Location of Stars

Constellations proceed slowly from night to night How to refer to objects in the sky? Over the course of a month, the same constellation (and...

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...

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...

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...

Night Sky Course Lecture 1

  Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation (MVNSC):   “The Night Sky Around Us” Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistants:...

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 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,...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 Lecture 2

MVNSC - Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation The Night Sky Around Us Lecture 2 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy...