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On Wednesday evening's Recreational Astronomy Night meeting, Chris Vaughan presented The Sky This Month.

The DDO at night by Tom Glinos
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On Wednesday, March 25, Chris Vaughan presented the astronomical highlights for the next month. The presentation content, with selected charts and diagrams, is in the PDF below.

Image courtesy Sharmin Chowdhury

 

Congratulations to Aidan Aird, Mélanie Seabrook and Emma Seabrook on winning gold medals last weekend in the York Region Science and Technology Fair.  

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Lynn Hilborn created this image from deep in the heart of the constellation Orion.

From the Horsehead Nebula to M78 and onward to Bernard's loop.

Beautiful Image of the planet Jupiter by Jim Chung.  The Great Red Spot is also visible.  Click on the image to embiggen.

 

Asteroid (433) Eros as imaged by the robotic spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker in 2001.

Sometimes objects like the moon, planets or asteroids move in front of a star. An observer in the right location can see the star disappear or dim for a few seconds then brighten again.

Asteroid (433) Eros as imaged by the robotic spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker in 2001.

Sometimes objects like the moon, planets or asteroids move in front of a star. An observer in the right location can see the star disappear or dim for a few seconds then brighten again.

March is the best month to try the Messier Marathon. We start the month off with a Lunar X opportunity. Later this week one might see the "Handle of Moon" and the naked-eye occultation of lambda Geminorium.

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