The General Assembly of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is being held this weekend. Lots of great presentations, and the Helen Sawyer Hogg Lecture Nathalie Ouellette was amazing. Looking
The Sun today
16° and very windy. Here’s a picture of the Sun.
Anyway, after that 10 minute torrential downfall, the sun came out. Here it is in all it’s splendor. It would seem summer has finally arrived.
Time for a new blocking filter. Views are dim in the eyepiece.
Not much going on up there today. There’s a prominence separating at the bottom.
10 years ago today was the last transit of Venus until 2117. We had a large crowd at the David Dunlap Observatory for the last chance in our lifetime to
The Sun in Hα
Waxing crescent moon and earthshine. 11.5% illuminated.
Finally got around to replacing the acrylic dome on the all sky camera. They are becoming harder to come by, and they don’t last that long. They start to yellow