Monthly Archives: March 2012

Best Jupiter, Venus, Moon conjunction “for years to come”

A few weeks ago, as Venus was getting high in the sky, you may remember that Jupiter and Venus have been jockeying for position around the Moon as it all appears from here on Earth (here’s a look at some … Continue reading

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Daytime stargazing on March Break

As is often the case, I found myself this March with dozens of kids who weren’t mine, wanting something cool to do for the day. Since I (and they) were at the Peterborough Museum and Archives (2 hrs northeast of … Continue reading

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Learning Unlimited Etobicoke: From Wilderness Astronomy to Weird Science and beyond

Over the past three months, I’ve had the honour and pleasure of presenting a weekly general-interest science lecture for Learning Unlimited Etobicoke, who have been offering speaker series’ since 1976. From astronomy to medical science, to paleontology, to materials science, … Continue reading

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Family Telescope Test-Drive: Solar System edition

For Part 3 of our family astronomy gear test drive, we sent one suburban Ontario family home with a¬†SkyWatcher P130¬†refracting (mirror-based) telescope. Over several clear moonlit nights this winter, Ron, Serena, Angela (age 10 ), and Emma (age 8 ) … Continue reading

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