October 28, 2021

Astronomy

William Brydone Jack Observatory Brydone Jack Observatory. Located at the east entrance to the Sir Howard Douglas Hall (Old Arts Building), it was built in 1851 through the efforts of William Brydone Jack , Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at King’s College and later President of UNB. Constructed of wood, it has an octagonal tower especially designed to house its equatorial telescope. It now houses a small museum.
Astronomy, Biography, History, Landmarks

William Brydone Jack Observatory

The William Brydone Jack Observatory is a small astronomical observatory on the campus of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Constructed in 1851, it was the first astronomical observatory…

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Hunter’s Moon
Astronomy, Nature

Hunter’s Moon

All Full Moons draw attention to themselves by the way they reign supreme over the night, so that each one has acquired at least one special name. These names date…

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