Saturday, November 18, 2017

November Astronomy Webcast- Ottawa RASC

by Pat Browne This month marks the beginning of webcasts of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Ottawa Centre's Meeting. It is held at the...

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...

Astronomy Session Introduction

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

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...

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...

Night Sky Lecture 4

by Pat Browne Spring Astronomy Course Mississippi Valley NightSky Conservation IV The Art and Science of Observing the NightSky Around Us Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal...

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...

NightSky Lecture 2

Lecture 2 Stars in space in our Milky Way Galaxy Spring 2013 Astronomy Course Mississippi Valley NightSky Conservation Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society...

Oct 2017 Neutron Stars in Collision –...

 by Pat Browne The October 2017 announcement of the detection of a gravitational wave event, GW170817 from the merger of two neutron stars are producing  significant ...

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:...