January 17, 2022

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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Supermoon
Astronomy, Nature, Summer

Supermoon

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as…

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