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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 […]

Of all the beautiful winter constellations, Orion the Hunter is perhaps the most magnificent and perhaps the most observed. Most people can easily see the Great Orion Nebula, M42, described […]

Finding and observing objects in the sky is only half the enjoyment of visual astronomy. The other half comes from learning a little about some of the amazing things you […]

Here we go again, another supermoon to admire in December! In November the hype surrounding the supermoon was partly due to the fact that the Moon was at its’ closest point […]

The fund-raising effort for the Prince Edward Island Library Telescope Loaner program has been completed and this year’s project has been completely successful. With the help of some kind people […]