October 5, 2022

Astronomy

Hunter’s Moon 2016
Astronomy, Fall, History, Nature

Hunter’s Moon 2016

In skylore, every full moon has many names, and most are tied to the months of the year. But some moons are tied to seasons, such as the Harvest and Hunter’s Moons. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to…

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Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015
Astronomy, Nature

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

Stargazers had their smartphones and cameras out last night for a rare supermoon lunar eclipse, the first of its kind since 1982, and the last we'll see until 2033. Clear skies allowed those who stayed up to enjoy spectacular views of…

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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.
Biography, Astronomy, 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 built in British North America. The observatory was designated a National…

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Hunter’s Moon
Nature, Astronomy

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 back to the Native Americans in the eastern and northern…

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