Night Sky

Make Mercury a priority in early March

Use the dazzling planets Jupiter and Venus to locate Mercury near the horizon Make Mercury a priority in early March, for the first week of...

Night Sky Lectures Fall Series

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority provides Night Sky Education at the  Mill of Kintail.  Pat Browne, a member  of the Night Sky Conservation Team ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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 – Galaxies

Night Sky around us ... and beyond our Galaxy Galaxies beyond the Milky Way Clusters of Galaxies in collections forming their own systems beyond...

Venus and Jupiter aligned on February 26, 2012

Pat Browne captured this photo of Jupiter, Venus and the moon on February 26,showing the moon nuzzling closer to  Jupiter. In the foreground you...

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