Eyes on the skies — May

Welcome to the Ontario Parks “Eyes on the Skies” series. This space (<– see what we did there?) will cover a wide range of astronomy topics with a focus on what can be seen from the pristine skies found in our provincial parks. While spring “technically” begins in March, most of us living in cold … Continue reading Eyes on the skies — May

Do the skies need our protection?

Stars as seen in midnight’s gaze Stars shining upon shoreline’s haze Guiding us, teaching us with stories manifold About ourselves, stars speak, from birth till old. Their permanence ties us to days gone by But to hide their secrets, they still do try To gaze upon them brings dreams of futures bright But to see … Continue reading Do the skies need our protection?

Eyes on the skies – March

Welcome to the Ontario Parks “Eyes on the Skies” series. This space (see what we did there?) will cover a wide range of astronomy topics with a focus on what can be seen from the pristine skies found in our provincial parks. March is one of the most glorious months to be camping, or even … Continue reading Eyes on the skies – March

Featured constellation: Leo the Lion

For thousands of years, humans have looked up at the stars. The stars helped them try to understand their purpose, and the role they play in our lives. To help memorize the different stars, patterns of connect-the-dot figures were created by many different cultures. Today, we recognize 88 official patterns or “constellations” of stars. In … Continue reading Featured constellation: Leo the Lion

Eyes on the skies – February

Welcome to the Ontario Parks “Eyes on the Skies” series. This “space” will cover a wide range of astronomy topics with a focus on what can be seen from the pristine skies found in our provincial parks. The month of February brings the promise of both warmer weather and clearer skies. So grab a cup … Continue reading Eyes on the skies – February