Looking Up: The Summer Triangle & Big Bright Mars

Looking Up: The Summer Triangle & Big Bright Mars

A summer night is a perfect time to step outdoors, set up the lawn chair and look up. No matter if you live in the suburbs or vacationing at the cottage or your favourite camp ground, the night sky is always a wonder to admire. If star gazing is the prime reason for...
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: The Summer Triangle & Big Bright Mars

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: Spring Equinox Observing

Looking Up in Northeastern Ontario: Spring Equinox Observing

A little more than four and a half billion years ago, the newly forming Earth was involved in a violent celestial collision with a smaller protoplanet—half the size of our planet or the size of Mars. The debris from the mammoth event was launched into space, formed a...