The Stargazers Group of Mississauga

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Astronomy Links

Clear Sky Chart

 Clear Sky Chart

 

 

arc Fitkin's Astronomy Blog

Check this out if you're looking for some great in-depth information about various telescopes and objects to observe. Marc observes with our group and is a great resource for anyone who wants to know anything about astronomy equipment.

http://thebackyardastronomer.blogspot.com/

Gary's Astrophotography Page

 People have asked us about taking pictures of astronomy objects so we've linked to Gary's page. He has observed with us at Saddington Park. His photos are excellent - take a look. 

http://photos.bendun.net/f442849084

This is a link to Jarrett Hather's photos page.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jehather/

 This Week's Sky at a Glance

 http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance

 Heaven's Above - Great for news about satellite passes (including International Space Station which can be observed with the naked eye)

http://www.heavens-above.com/

***NEW*** This site has just released pics of the lunar landers (actually, just the descent stage they left behind) on the moon.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/apollosites.html

This site has a new astronomy picture each day with an explanation

 http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

This is a really cool site about the Apollo moon landings

http://www.google.com/moon/

 Universe Today

 http://www.universetoday.com/

 

Sidewalk Astronomy

The sidewalk astronomy is a public service run by amateur astronomers worldwide. All sidewalk astronomy events are for the public. We take telescopes TO the public - in front of grocery stores, in public parks, at campgrounds - wherever there are crowds of people. The idea is to give people a chance to see objects in the night sky - usually the moon, brightest planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Venus, and perhaps some double stars or star clusters.

Please check out the link below to learn more about sidewalk astronomy:

http://www.sidewalkastronomers.us/index.html

Sidewalk astronomy usually occurs on any clear night from 2 or 3 days after new moon  
to about two days after full moon. Having the moon in the sky is key.

NEW MOON          FIRST QUARTER     FULL MOON         LAST QUARTER
                  JAN  4  3:56 am   JAN 10  7:27 pm   JAN 17  6:46 pm
JAN 25 11:55 pm   FEB  2  3:13 pm   FEB  9  6:49 am   FEB 16  1:37 pm
FEB 24  5:35 pm   MAR  3 11:46 pm   MAR 10  7:38 pm   MAR 18 10:47 am
MAR 26  9:06 am   APR  2  7:34 am   APR  9  7:56 am   APR 17  6:36 am
APR 24  8:23 pm   MAY  1  1:44 pm   MAY  8  9:01 pm   MAY 17 12:26 am
MAY 24  5:11 am   MAY 30  8:22 pm   JUN  7 11:12 am   JUN 15  3:15 pm
JUN 22 12:35 pm   JUN 29  4:28 am   JUL  7  2:21 am   JUL 15  2:53 am
JUL 21  7:35 pm   JUL 28  3:00 pm   AUG  5  5:55 pm   AUG 13 11:55 am
AUG 20  3:02 am   AUG 27  4:42 am   SEP  4  9:03 am   SEP 11  7:16 pm
SEP 18 11:44 am   SEP 25  9:50 pm   OCT  3 11:10 pm   OCT 11  1:56 am
OCT 17 10:33 pm   OCT 25  5:42 pm   NOV  2 11:14 am   NOV  9  7:56 am
NOV 16 11:14 am   NOV 24  1:39 pm   DEC  1 11:30 pm   DEC  8  4:13 pm
DEC 16  4:02 am   DEC 24  9:36 am   DEC 31 11:13 am

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