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In order to meet the unexpected demand for viewers for the 21 August solar eclipse, I have ordered 50 from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) of which I […]

Tonight will be the first sidewalk astronomy session of the year for me. Chris Vessey will be taking his 8-inch Dobsonian telescope  to Indigo parking lot on University Avenue and I plan to join in the fun with some handouts.

Plans are to be set up from 9-11PM this evening. 

Featured objects will be Saturn at 9.4 AU distance and Luna which is waxing gibbous at about 72% illumination. If possible Jupiter will also be shown and maybe we can catch a peek at the GRS as it moves across the face of the giant planet.

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Another double ISS pass tonight. This second one is also high and long duration.

Time: Tue Jul 25 2:58 AM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 77°, Appears: 10° above WNW, Disappears: 10° above ESE 0

 On Monday morning, 24 July there will be an early pass of the International Space Station visible from Charlottetown,

Details are as follows:

Time: Mon Jul 24 3:50 AM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 66°, Appears: 10° above WNW, Disappears: 10° above SE

This is a nice long-duration pass high in the sky and is best observed by the naked eye or with binoculars. 0

If you want an exciting experience for your family, consider borrowing one of the quality telescopes from the many sources made available by the Sidewalk Astronomers of Charlottetown. These easy-to-use […]

There is a 2nd ISS Pass tonight (actually early morning)

Time: Sat Jul 22 3:58 AM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 66°, Appears: 10° above WNW, Disappears: 10° above ESE

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On 21 August there will be a partial solar eclipse visible from Prince Edward Island. Approximately 58% of the Sun will be eclipsed beginning mid-afternoon. Viewing the eclipse with the […]

Good news for Charlottetown star gazers. I delivered a six-inch Dobsonian telescope to the Robertson Library at UPEI this morning.

They now have all the components (easy-carry telescope bag, books, lens pen, etc.) necessary to start their library telescope loaner program.

I am hoping we will see the announcement of the program in the next week or two. The telescope will be available for students and the public at large. Contact the library at (902) 566-0583 for more information.

This makes another option for budding astronomers in our area. With the Charlottetown Public library having two telescopes, and the libraries in Stratford and Cornwall each having one this makes four available locally. In addition , the Montague Rotary Library also has a telescope available for public use.

Check back for another announcement shortly about another telescope loaner option.

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A "Deep Astronomy" Website

Occasionally I will come across a web site that particularly impresses me.  Most astronomy web sites are a compilation of different aricles on telescopes and astrophotography gear, data for observing […]

sidewalk astronomy

Well, it has been more than four months since I last posted anything to my website and perhaps some people think I may have abandoned the initiative. The simple answer […]