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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Edmonton Centre. Promoting public awareness in astronomy, including local meetings & events. Most tweets by
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Carolyn Porco 16h
Lately I've spent every evening on the coast watching the sun set. Last nite, a first, I saw a gorgeous, unmistakable, intensely-colored green flash (not shown) coming from a pinched-off mirage of the sun's upper limb. The gr8est raptures are found right here ... Planet Earth!
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Astronomy Edmonton 16h
Replying to @carolynporco
Way to go, Carolyn! The sunset is its own reward, the green flash a rare bonus. Still on my personal bucket list to see just one.
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Astronomy Edmonton 16h
Replying to @ian_doktor
And *we* are really looking forward to your talk, Ian!
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Astronomy Edmonton 19h
Upcoming astronomy event: NORTHERN PRAIRIE STAR PARTY (16th annual) When: Sept 24-29 Where: Black Nugget Lake Campground, SE of Tofield What: Observing activities, telescope clinics, top notch speakers, BBQ. Most group activities Sat Sep 28 Details:
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 19
Just one example of how meteorites can yield both valuable science & unexpected surprises. Every meteorite fall is, like says, like a free sample-return mission to another body in the solar system. Here's hoping the Camrose search finds success!
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Bruce McCurdy Sep 19
No luck yet in search for meteorites from Aug 31 fireball, but the hunt is ongoing.
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Chris Herd Sep 19
Thanks to photographers Shane Turgeon, member Mike Noble, and others for their photos!
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Carlos F. Lange Sep 18
The search is on for the Camrose Fireball meteorites.
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 19
Replying to @pipefitter34 @rasc
Yes, it will show up in IMAX. I personally would give it 4.5 /5 stars
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 18
Packed house of >400 attended tonight's premiere of Ad Astra at Cineplex Odeon, South Edmonton Common, co-sponsored by . Psychological space thriller with breathtaking effects & a superb performance by Brad Pitt.
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Nick Riemann Sep 17
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 12
We have movie passes to give away for the Ad Astra premiere on September 18 – head to our Instagram page (link below) for more details!
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 13
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 13
In the Mountain time zone, the Harvest Moon falls on Friday the 13th for the first time in a century & a half. See 's article, linked below, for details. The instant of Full Moon occurs at 22:33 MDT.
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 13
Replying to @EdmontonRASC
In western culture the Full Moon closest to the September equinox is (famously) known as the Harvest Moon. In Cree culture, September's FM is Nimitahamowipisim, the Rutting Moon, for the month when the bull moose scrapes the velvet from his antlers as a sign of mating to begin.
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 13
Tonight's Full Moon will occur at 22:33 MDT, some 2¼ hours after moonrise, with the Moon climbing up the SE sky. But it can be enjoyed all night long.
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 13
Tonight, an unusual combination of a Harvest Moon occurring on Friday the 13th, for the first time since Canada's confederation year of 1867! 152 years ago. And we'll have to wait another 152 for the next one, in 2171.
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Phil Plait Sep 12
So, about that “habitable planet” where astronomers found water… Here’s the real info on it.
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Astronomy Edmonton Sep 12
We have movie passes to give away for the Ad Astra premiere on September 18 – head to our Instagram page (link below) for more details!
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Siv Heang Sep 1
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