Science & Nature

Asteroid 2012 DA14 and Russian meteor Feb 2013 – Orbits

by Pat Browne I recently received an email asking: "There was such a fuss being made about the asteroid fly by up until the day of,...

McGill Oak

by Neil Carleton  A darkroom to develop photographs wasn’t a typical feature of a rural farmhouse in Lanark County during the 1920s.  The McGill home,...

Too Cold? Try lunar observing…

During a stretch of -20 deg nights, many avid amateur astronomers cower in a warm house.  But some learn how  to cheerfully saunter outdoors...

A fascinating look at the drought of 2012

by Theresa Peluso  Imagine living in a place and time where access to safe drinking water and adequate water for your basic needs is a...

Shaggy Character

It’s a tree I’ve driven past many times, but that location on Martin Street South in Almonte is where I put my turn signal...

Environmental concerns about river development at Almonte

by Neil Carleton Development in or along the Mississippi River has the potential to adversely affect the ecosystem.  This includes the flora and fauna of...

Saturday Jan 12, 2013: Drought of 2012 – Presentations and Discussion

To register:  email Suzanne at smcfarlane@mvc.on.ca Join the conversation at the Old Almonte Town Hall : Saturday Jan 12 2012 10 – 3:30 (with lunch). We are...

Jupiter – Dance of the Moons

If you point your telescope at Jupiter during a clear hour or two after nightfall, you will see possibly as many as  4 satellites...

A Bird’s Eye View of Lanark County

by Theresa Peluso This is the second-last article in my series describing how the flora and fauna in Lanark County have changed over the last...

Magnetic tree

by Neil Carleton   I had to scratch my head when I first heard there was a magnetic tree of some sort farther down the...

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