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Galaxies are groupings of billions of stars and make for some of the most stunning visuals in amateur astronomy. But how do they form?
The Lyrids are a fairly average shower producing about 20 meteors an hour. You should probably be able to see bright dust trails (giving that 'fireball' effect) for several seconds.
Join us for our monthly recrational astronomy night meeting at the Ontario Science Centre. Our presenters this month are:
Astronomical knowledge from ancient Egypt has survived to the present day carved and painted in tombs and temples along the Nile. In this talk, Dr.
The Sun will shine directly on the Earth's equator, casting both north and south hemispheres in equal day and night. It's the first day of spring in the north and the first day of fall in the south.
Laura Parker, B.Sc., Ph.D., Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton
Sampa Bhadra, Ph.D., Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University
Centuries of astronomy and cosmology have led to an ever-larger picture of our ‘universe’ — everything that we can observe.
Are you a new (or unintentional) telescope owner? Can't figure out which end of the telescope to look through? Baffled and confused by terms like collimation, finder alignment, polar alignment, eye relief, declination, etc.?
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