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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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𝕋𝕣𝕖𝕖 π•‹π•’π•Ÿπ•Ÿπ•–π•£ 3h
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Adrien Mauduit 5h
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Adrien Mauduit 12h
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Astronomy Edmonton 18h
PS: dismayed to learn of the theft of your camera gear, but pleased to see you still going strong, undeterred.
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Our local NLC expert Mark Zalcik calls them the Clouds of Capella.
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Good job capturing the bright star Capella at the very top of your frame. It is frequently in the neighbourhood of NLC given its position traversing low in the northern sky at this time of year. Nice to include it in your frame if you can squeeze it in, as indeed you did here
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Astronomy Edmonton 18h
Sun has just set over & it's already easy peasy to see wide pair of 3-day-old crescent Moon & brilliant Venus in western sky. The brightest planet is about 10 degrees (the width of your fist at arm's length) to the right of the Moon & ever so slightly lower.
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Dar Tanner Jun 16
Alix Alberta had some decent clouds last night! Thanks to our friend for waking me up to capture it!
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𝕋𝕣𝕖𝕖 π•‹π•’π•Ÿπ•Ÿπ•–π•£ Jun 16
Testing out one of my new cameras and what a perfect subject! And came for a visit too! What a great Friday night!!
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 16
Moderate display of playing hide & seek with foreground (dark) clouds hugging the northern horizon over tonight. Brightest patch to NNW, for now.
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Bruce McCurdy Jun 15
The waxing crescent Moon marking Eid el-Fitr was paired with the brilliant planet Venus as both emerged briefly below the clouds late this evening
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 15
Replying to @AbsolomDaak @Kyle_Itzy
First guess is internal reflection in the camera, which would appear opposite the Sun in the frame. But since your friend said he saw it, then snapped the pic, best guess is a weaher balloon.
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Westminster Abbey Jun 15
Replying to @wabbey
This is the memorial stone which will be placed on top of 's grave. Incised in the stone is Hawking’s most famous equation describing the entropy of a black hole.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 13
Replying to @Wherezjeff
Agreed. For all the detriments of artificial light on the night sky, the urban skyline does make for a picturesque foreground when the sky phenomena beyond (Moon & planets, aurora, NLC) are sufficiently bright to shine through
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 13
Beautiful picture of , shining through the bright lights of downtown & into the camera lens of 's Janey Yu, at 20 minutes after midnight this morning. Higher resolution version here:
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 13
As Massive Dust Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent via
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Bruce McCurdy Jun 12
My first sighting of = of the season. This cell phone pic doesn't do them justice but they are the structured silvery blue clouds (far!) above & beyond dark local clouds hugging northern horizon just now. Fairly extensive display, brightening nicely.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 12
Replying to @elakdawalla
Almost from one Martian perihelion to the next. I was in my 40s when it landed, am in my 60s today & Oppy is still hanging in there (we hope). What an outperformer!
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Emily Lakdawalla Jun 12
Hang on, Opportunity.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 12
As clouds finally clear off, they unveil the 2 brightest planets in the sky, both easily visible in early twilight these June evenings. Brightest is Venus, gleaming low in WNW just now. Jupiter, also very bright, is a little higher above the horizon due south.
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