Monday, January 22, 2018

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 Spring 2014 – Lecture 3 Full Moon and Mars

MVNSC: The Night Sky Around Us  Lecture 3 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistants: Andrew Lindstrom, Bob...

Star Hopping – Bright Winter Stars

by Pat Browne People often ask if stars and clusters are more easy to observe in the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere because of the...

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:...

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 ‘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...

Points to Ponder: Observing Session

by Pat Browne Observational Points Many folks had really good questions throughout the evening. It's a good idea to capture some of these points  and tease...

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,...

NightSky Lecture 1 The Earth in Space

by Pat Browne Astronomy Course Mississippi Valley NightSky Conservation --- The Night Sky Around Us The Local Night Sky as it appears May 3 2013 at...

Transit of Venus – Some information

Tuesday June 5 2012, the Transit of Venus will start at 6:03 PM for this latitude. It is best to view this through a telescope...