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The Marriage of Knowledge from Eastern Canada’s Mi’kmaw

The Marriage of Knowledge from Eastern Canada’s Mi’kmaw

Modern Science as they Converge on understanding the Moon and the lunar cycles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6b40tiu7fc  (The Mi’kmaw Moons Project). It is appropriately a “tag-team” talk with a Mi’kmaw representative and an astronomer – two very...

A Good Night

A Good Night

Robert Dick explores the northern lights and things that go “bump” in the night. Serendipity makes life interesting. Unplanned events are the spice of life. Although most things astronomical can be predicted well in advance, some things seem random. To be clear, the...

December 13, 2018 – Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13, 2018 – Geminid Meteor Shower

On this night, the Moon will be a waxing crescent low in the west (37% sunlit) and will set at about 10:22 PM – leaving the sky dark. Turning to look towards the eastern horizon you will see Orion prominent and high in the southeast. And further to the east is the...

Star Struck!

Star Struck!

Dear lovely Harrowsmith readers, We made a slight goof, and hopefully your stargazing and sunsetting experiences aren't thrown off for the year. Thank you to Jody Myers, who emailed us to let us know about the blip on page 152 of our Fall 2018 Almanac (we listed March...

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...

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