Perfect summer night. Great seeing; sadly a full moon, so it’s planetary night.
Ran across a nice family up the Mizzy Lake trail who had no insect repellent. One of the girls must have had 50 mosquito bites on her shoulders. I was
The view from Booth’s Rock Trail in Algonquin Park. There were several uncooperative Cedar Waxwings up there. Was fortunate to get a shot of a Blackburnian Warbler. The deer flies
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.