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Laurie Ladouceur — obituary

Ladouceur, Laurie (Known for her home-cooked meals and for...

Amonte United seeks volunteer to record services

Almonte United Church is searching for someone...

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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...

August 2018 Mars Bright and Large but Low in the Sky

by Pat Browne Recently, a Night Sky Friend recently wrote me to me...: Looking at Mars lately and wondering if you have already or are intending...

Ice Cube – Astrophysics In July

by Pat Browne Detection of Cosmic Ray Source Galaxy - a chilling discovery On July 12 2018, the Ice Cube neutrino Laboratory at the Amundsen–Scott South...

Observing Lunar Horizons – each day a ‘New Horizon’

The Moon After Sunset approaching 'first quarter' was an enchanting sight. It was warm out, and reasonably dry and the 'seeing' was good...

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...

Spring Night Sky Sessions

The MVCA Night Sky Conservation team is pleased to offer a series of informal Astronomy sessions this Spring. First meeting is on Friday April...

Feb 2018 – ‘black’ moon … and Betelgeuse the friendly red (super)giant

by Pat Browne Now that we're over the media event of the Jan 31st 2018 Blue, Blood, Super... moon... 'Blue', (2nd Full moon in the...

Perihelion and Latest Sunrise, Happy Coincidence for us

January 3 2018 marks Perihelion, and by coincidence it happens at nearly the latest possible sunrise at at 7:42 am local time (darkest morning)...

Oct 2017 Neutron Stars in Collision – Astronomically Significant!

 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 ...

Fall 2017 Night Sky Astronomy Course

by Pat Browne Night Sky Autumn Observing sessions will begin this year on the first day of  Autumn  (Autumnal Equinox) The 4 sessions will be devoted...

Moon Events – August 2017

The August 2017 lunar calendar is busy with observational opportunities. Full Moon - Partial Lunar Eclipse New Moon - Partial Solar Eclipse At Full moon...

July Sky – The Twilight Zone

by Pat Browne July is a difficult month to ramble through the skies at night. We (observers at northern latitudes) get so little darkness, and...

Spring, Astronomically Speaking…

by Pat Browne Question: What is the Sun's Declination On March 20 (Spring) 2017? You may be asking this question as we celebrate the arrival of...

Supernova 1987A 30th Anniversary

by Pat Browne February 24 2017 marks a special 30th anniversary in Canadian Astronomy: The discovery of Supernova 1987A The story behind the discovery: So much...

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...

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