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Dark Skies Nearby

Darkest skies in southern Ontario on display again this summer
Dark Sky Preserve one of the best places for stargazing in the province

Shoot the Stars 2015

Like taking night sky photographs? Enter the 'Shoot the Stars' Dark Sky Photography Contest and win some great prizes! The contest runs from May 9th - October 31st, 2015.  (Visit website.)
 

An Astronomical Anecdote

One of my old observing buddies, the late Steve Chomniak (Toronto Centre), once told me a story about one time that he went to our dark-sky site in the concessions northeast of Oshawa by himself...

Halloween Thoughts

With days shortening, nights lengthening, and Halloween growing near it is only natural that our thoughts should turn to the dead—and some of them were astronomers. (Insert blood-curdling scream here!)

Throughout history dead people have been interred in grounds sacred or not, either singly or in mass graves. Some had resting places in more formal tombs or crypts, perhaps even inside a church building. But did you know that a few “lucky” people are buried in observatories?

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