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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...

Answers to Diana’s Quiz – February 17, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The Dempster Highway connects...

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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...

Hunting Comet Catalina in Mississippi Mills

Pre-dawn Thursday Jan 7 2016 Observing Report January 7 2016, I peeked out  (at 1 am EDT) and waited for Jupiter to shove over and...

Moon River, Moon Cycles…

On Christmas Eve 2015, Millstone's, Brent Eades, observed and photographed (above) a beautiful Full Moon over the Mississippi River .  He mentioned that this...

Bright Planets in the East before Dawn – October 2015

Use Stellarium to check out the sky configuration for your location and time                                                                           You may have gotten up or will get up before sunrise and...

Night Sky – September 2015 Observations – Northern and Southern Horizons

Cycling home in the early evening, I enjoyed watching the wisps of interstellar clouds (of stars and stardust) rise up overhead into the northern...

Saturn, Scorpius Globular Clusters & Aug 12-14 Perseid Meteor Shower

In mid-month August, we can take off the mosquito netting and re-acquaint ourselves with the Night Sky . Let's look at what we have...

Kepler 452b: “In transit”

July 2015: The Kepler Space Telescope made an extraordinary exoplanet discovery, Kepler-452b . Kepler-452b, in the constellation Cygnus, is 1400 light years away shares the same...

Night Sky Course Spring 2015 – Notes from the last Session

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: Post Spring 2015 Lecture Notes Night Sky Observations: May 8 , 17,  and June 7: May 8 2015 21:00 EDT: Sky...

Lecture 5 Night Sky May 8th 2015

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...

Lecture 4 – Night Sky May 1st 2015

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...

Lecture 3 – Night Sky April 17 2015

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: 'Observing the Night Sky Around Us': Our Night Sky as it appears April 17 2015 around 9pm - courtesy Stellarium Program...

Lecture 2 – Night Sky – April 10 2015

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: 'Observing the Night Sky Around Us': Our Night Sky as it appears April 10 2015 around 9pm - courtesy Stellarium Program...

Morning Moonset ‘Eclipses’ Eclipse – April 4 2015

If we take the definition of the verb form 'eclipse' to mean  'to block', then we have the time and place set for our...

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...

Lecture 1: ‘The Night Sky Around Us’ March 27 2015

MVNSC: Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation: Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistant: Bob Hillier References...

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