Monthly Archives: February 2012

Telescope test-drive Part 2: The Great Family Astronomy Tailgate Party

A few months ago, I set out into the Canadian wilderness with a selection of Sky Watchertelescopes, and a pair of Canon image-stabilized binoculars furnished by my gear sponsor EfstonScience of Toronto (more on that here.) With this gear, I recently took several families out to … Continue reading

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Sky News column web extras: Bruce Peninsula

**Links mentioned in the March/April 2012 Wilderness Astronomer column in the print edition of Sky News Magazine** In addition to the fabulous features of the Bruce Peninsula and surrounding area chronicled in Sky News Magazine, I’d like to share with … Continue reading

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The great family telescope review, Part 1

A few months ago, I set out into the Canadian wilderness with a selection of Sky Watcher telescopes from EfstonScience in Toronto, and a pair of Canon image-stabilized binoculars (more on that here.) Recently, I (centre, in the image above) took several families Link to this … Continue reading

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Rebooting Celestron’s Sky Scout starfinder

Last year, I got a Sky Scout personal planetarium – the handy GPS-based device from Celestron, which allows you to point at an object in the sky that you’re curious about, press the “Target” button, and see text scroll across the devices’ … Continue reading

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