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by darmstrong
June 27th, 2018, 11:33 am
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Radio Western at Cronyn

Radio Western interviewed quite a few of us at Cronyn the other night.

Listen here:

http://www.radiowestern.ca/program/news ... lic-nights
by darmstrong
July 3rd, 2018, 8:25 pm
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Parking Lot Planets - visible now!

See attached image taken from a parking lot on July 3, 2018 Mars - rising over the trees at the far left: Currently at magnitude -2.25 Currently about 65 million kilometers away. Currently transits at 3:02 AM. Reaches maximum brightness at the end of July, when it will be the closest it has been in ...
by darmstrong
August 29th, 2018, 11:43 am
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Eight planet challenge - see them all!

Sky and Telescope notes that you can see all eight planets right now:

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observi ... one-night/

A great opportunity to get out there with your binoculars and tour the solar system!
by darmstrong
September 3rd, 2018, 3:32 pm
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Port Stanley Planets - see for yourself!

Worth the drive to Port Stanley. You can see Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus strung out across the ecliptic. Arcturus is visible at top right. Mars far left; distance = about 67 million kilometers Saturn above #2 lifeguard tower; distance = 1440 million kilometers Jupiter to the right, above the te...
by darmstrong
December 9th, 2018, 11:26 am
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Comet 46P Wirtanen Visible Now

The sooner you get out and look the better (as the Moon is waxing), but the next week or two is prime time. The comet is visible in binoculars, climbing up into our northern sky, and can be found using this chart: https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/comet-46p-wirtanen-approaches-earth/ A ...
by darmstrong
January 20th, 2019, 3:54 pm
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SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON

YES - this is tonight - January 20. The Moon is totally eclipsed from 11:42 PM - 12:44 AM. Binoculars will really improve the view. There is also viewing at Cronyn Observatory. The Beehive cluster will be visible to the left of the Moon. For more information see here: https://www.skyandtelescope.com...
by darmstrong
June 23rd, 2019, 12:24 am
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Re: This Friday's meeting place changed

I am glad you brought your camera and captured the meeting.