Contributor: Robert Dick

Robert Dick

One of Canada’s foremost writers and educators on astronomical topics, the Almanac has benefited from Robert’s expertise since its inception. Robert is passionate about reducing light pollution and promoting science literacy. He has been an astronomy instructor for our astronauts and he ensures that our section on sunrise and sunset, stargazing, and celestial events is so detailed and extensive it is almost like its own almanac.


Environment

A Bit About Tides

Tides are a fact of life for our readers on the ocean coasts and have been important to all coastal inhabitants who have become fishing and seafaring peoples. Their cause was a mystery until the application of Newton’s law of gravity almost 400 years ago. The oceanic tides are the manifestation of two independent “heartbeats” […]