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
Below and to the left of the terminator is a star called HD 101242. It is a 7th magnitude star appearing in the constellation Virgo. 114 light years from our
In and around the Dunlap Observatory
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
It was windy and the temperature dropped to 11°C. The waxing crescent moon was casting shadows, so not a good night for fireflies. Saw lots of bats.
Waxing crescent moon and some earthshine tonight. 18.1% illuminated.
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
Saw a total of 65. Had a virtual star party with Nicole who was watching from The Beach. SQM: 21:24 Temp: 24°C Humidity: 56% Wind speed: 0.0 km/h Two
Last night we had the first lunar eclipse of 2022. This eclipse was the longest total lunar eclipse since 1989. I was struggling with clouds all night, and just after