A late, cold lunar eclipse

I am sure you have heard there will be a total lunar eclipse on the evening of the 20th and morning of the 21st. Unlike a total solar eclipse when a precise alignment causes the moon's shadow to fall on the Earth, a lunar eclipse is a more common occurrence when the...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Dogstar Observatory. It was great to see everyone at the party last night. The club staff did an outstanding job as always. Unfortunately the weather has severely limited our stargazing activities over the holidays. Hopefully there will be some...

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Bad rainfall data on Dogstar weather

I know 2018 has been a wet year but the data shown on the weather tab is clearly wrong. We have not had over 100 inches this year! The data on Weather Underground however, appears to be correct. Both sets of data come from the Davis weather station located on top of...

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Fall colors from the picnic platform

Absolutely stunning fall colors today. This may be peak colors for the fall given the late start we had and coming rains. Hats off to whoever sited the platform and tables – this will be a great spot for future events.  

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Rainbow over driving range

Have not posted on a while so went back to photos from August and found this nice rainbow over the driving range. You can see hints of a second rainbow in the upper left corner.  

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Sunset, Milkyway, Mars and Meteor

Skies are amazing up here on Georgian Bay (off of Lake Huron in northern Ontario). A beautiful sunset last night on the water and some good photos of the sky using just an Olympus OMD-1 SLR and a tracking mount. The trail was from a lone Perseid meteor that flashed by...

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Wildlife on Trail 7

Bethany hosted a great hike down trails 7 and 7a this morning. She also debuted a new service of the Trust where animals are paid to appear on cue for hikers! We were just assembling at the trail head off E. Reach when mom and two cubs appeared. The box turtle,...

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