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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 Course – Astro Tour tonight … GO call

Calling it a  GO for tonight to try to do some observing . Tonight: 8:15 PM  Monday April 28 - Meet at the Mill of...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 Lecture 4

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:...

Night Sky Course – Stars and Star Clusters within the Milky Way

Here are some examples of objects that can be seen in our Spring Night Sky. The distances to these stellar systems range from 100...

Night Sky Course – Planets, Earth and Orbits around the Sun

Celestial Motion of Planets - Orbits in the Ecliptic Plane The planets fall into two groups relative to Earth's location: Outer Planets : Sun--Earth--Planet -- Mars,...

Night Sky Observing Tips

You don't have to wait for someone else to show you the stars. Go out one night and look patiently at those distant lights,...

Orion’s Stellar Distances

February - Orion's Stellar Distances by Pat Browne Orion's Sword contains the Trapezium - an asterism containing 4 Stars embedded in Nebulousity Constellation of Orion -...

Night Sky Course – Understanding the Location of Stars

Constellations proceed slowly from night to night How to refer to objects in the sky? Over the course of a month, the same constellation (and...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 – Lecture 3 Full Moon and Mars

MVNSC: The Night Sky Around Us  Lecture 3 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistants: Andrew Lindstrom, Bob...

Stars and Starlight in our Milky Way Galaxy

MVNSC: Stars in our Milky Way Galaxy To the naked eye, everything we see in the night sky is in our galaxy … the vast expanse...

Night Sky Course Spring 2014 Lecture 2

MVNSC - Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation The Night Sky Around Us Lecture 2 Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy...

Night Sky Course Lecture 1

  Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation (MVNSC):   “The Night Sky Around Us” Program developed by: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Astronomy Friends Instructor: Pat Browne Assistants:...

January – Darkness for Night

by Pat Browne January is a great month to contemplate the Night Sky - briefly!  It's also a good time to think about how we...

Understanding Comet ISON – Where, When and Why the Observing Interest – Nov 2013

  For those of you who would like to understand a bit more what's behind the 'hype' on Comet ISON, Mississippi Valley Night Sky Conservation...

November Astronomy Webcast- Ottawa RASC

by Pat Browne This month marks the beginning of webcasts of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Ottawa Centre's Meeting. It is held at the...

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