Monday, April 24, 2017

a few stars, one planet (Bradford)

It was not really clear during our walkabout. High, thin cloud. I wondered how the RASC TC were doing at Long Sault. Rhonda and I saw some bright stars. She picked out Jupiter, Arcturus, Spica, and the Big Dipper. I shared the twinkling trick for dim planets versus stars. I pointed out Auriga, with Capella. Then Gemini and how to know which is Pollux and Castor. She asked if Pollux was orange and Castor white. Perhaps. I liked how the Fred Cook school did not run their lights unnecessarily. Marie Of The Incarnation C S on the other hand: extreme light pollution. On the last leg, I could barely see Polaris.

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