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Ukrainian pysanky egg workshops at St. Andrew’s in Pakenham

Join Rev. Sheryl McLeod in the spiritual...

Proceeds from St George’s breakfasts support school food programs

Prior to the pandemic, the parishioners of...

Glenn Arthur — obituary

ARTHUR, Glenn “Archie” (Mr. Arnprior) With shattered hearts, the...

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October – Look East to the Pleiades

by Pat Browne The Pleiades - a naked eye Open Star Cluster (also known from Greek mythology as the Seven Sisters) We first encountered the Pleiades setting in the West in the...

MVNSC – Fall Astronomy Session Introduction

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

Fall 2018 Night Sky Sessions – Info

Come join us for night sky observing  starting Friday September 14.  Learn the Fall constellations and observe their star clusters and galaxies . Learn how to observe features on...

December Earliest Sunsets at Northern Latitudes

by Pat Browne Have you noticed that the Sun sets the earliest around the second week of December? Here are the calculations for our latitude North:...

November 2016 Full Moon also at Perigee = ‘supermoon’

by Pat Browne Sky and Telescope's columnist  Daniel Fischer writes in his lunar observing article: 'supermoons' a unique observing challenge "This month's full Moon will...

Night Sky Observe the Moon Night Oct 8 2016

NASA's International Observe the Moon Night at Mill of Kintail Saturday October 8 2016  7-9pm International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)... is an annual worldwide public...

Lunar Observing – Finding ‘moonmarks’

For lunar observing, each phase of the moon provides a different vista. It is easiest to identify convenient landmarks (aka 'moonmarks') at first or...

Night Sky Sessions Sept 2016

This Fall starting the first Friday in September, we will be doing informal astronomical observing sessions at the Mill of Kintail. The sessions will be...

June 2016 Evening Planets – Observe Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

During the month of June 2016, three bright planets appear in our evening sky.  As shown in this diagram Jupiter appears in the western...

Night Sky Session 5 – April 29 2016

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 Lecture 4 – April 22 2016

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: Pat...

Night Sky Course – Lecture 3 – April 15 2016

MVNSC - Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation The Night Sky Around Us Lecture 3 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy...

Night Sky Course – Lecture 2- April 8 2016

Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: 'Observing the Night Sky Around Us': Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor:...

Night Sky Course – Lecture 1 – April 1 2016

Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistant: Shawn McKay References used in this course References Course...

Spring 2016 Night Sky Astronomy Course Preview

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority: Mill of Kintail Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistant: Shawn McKay Fridays: April 1, April 8, April 15, April...

Observing a storm in the fabric of spacetime

This week, as we watch the snow storm sweep across eastern Ontario, we can cozily sit back and reflect on the announcement last week...

Planet Parade – Pre-Dawn Late January 2016

If you are up before sunrise in the last two weeks of January 2016, you get to see at least 4 planets...  plus Mercury....

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