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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...

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 to open up the telescope...

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 Pole Station announced the results...

Night Sky Observing – How Far South do we See?

In the Spring time, when we stand outside and observe the constellations,  we can observe galaxies beyond our own because we are looking up...

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...

Locating Stars in the Night Sky

Locating Objects in Night Sky Constellations How do we refer to celestial objects in the sky? We know they are projected unto our Celestial...

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...

Spring 2015 Night Sky Astronomy Course Preview

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistant: Bob Hillier Fridays: March 27, April 10, April 17, May 1 and May...

The ‘Matter’ of Galactic Rotation

The 'Matter' of  Galactic Rotation - observable but 'invisible' Scientists have probed the motions of interstellar gas, dust as well as the motions of stars...

Rainbows and Rain on Lunar Eclipse

Rainy Days and Nights make for a spectacular Rainbow and a non-eventful Lunar Eclipse (Oct 8 2014) Early Wednesday morning - (meaning 3 am local...

Star Hop to Comet Jacques 2014 !

Comet Jacques Now Sailing past the Constellation Cepheus!   Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) is now visible through small telescopes and moving fairly quickly across the background...

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...

Ride to the Stars *and* Planets – Mars, Saturn and the Rising Milky Way

For the StarGazer's ride June 27 2014, Night Sky Conservation Programmers (the folks that do the Spring Astronomy Course)  offer the following description of...

Night Sky (not) in Yellowknife

Some of you who took the Night Sky Conservation Course this Spring had the pleasure of meeting our assistant Andrew Lindstrom. Andrew has remained...

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 used at...

Night Sky Course ‘lab’ – Fun with Stellar Evolution

In order to get a sense of how stellar mass influences the evolutionary path of stars, here's a lab exercise to try (on a...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 Lecture 5

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...

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