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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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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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Meteors over Canada’s shipwreck capital

Wrapping up our rattlesnake tour of Canadian stargazing destinations, we stopped by Bruce Peninsula National Park/Fathom Five National Marine Reserve and Dark Sky Preserve. (WEB RESOURCES AT BOTTOM OF POST) Though it has fewer venomous snakes than Grasslands dark sky … Continue reading

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