Looking Up: The Northern Winter Night Sky

Looking Up: The Northern Winter Night Sky

Author’s Note: Nights around new moon are the best time to enjoy a dark sky and occur: December 17, January 16, and February 15. Full moons will occur on: January 1, January 31, and March 1. —————- The great outdoors never cease to...
Looking Up: August’s Partial Solar Eclipse

Looking Up: August’s Partial Solar Eclipse

After a full day of enjoying nature and the great outdoors, it’s time to unwind after sunset. Taking advantage of the pristine dark skies of Northeastern Ontario, you set out the blanket or lawn chair and look up in amazement. While stargazing this month, you...
Looking Up: 4 Night Sky Features to Watch For This Summer

Looking Up: 4 Night Sky Features to Watch For This Summer

The starry sky is a thing of beauty to witness first hand. No matter what time of year, more than 2,000 individual stars can be seen in a moonless country sky. However, the dome of light pollution that plagues our cities and suburbs allow us to see only the brightest...
Looking Up in Northeastern Ontario: Early Winter Skies

Looking Up in Northeastern Ontario: Early Winter Skies

The question of winter observing always comes up. The fear in people’s eyes when they hear many astronomers including myself, have been out as low as -25 degrees Celsius is priceless. Astronomy is not just a three season hobby! Yes, Canadian winters can be brutal at...