Do It Yourself Asteroid Astrometry Using Python

On 3 February 2021, Arushi and Artash, members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada gave a presentation on the research they had been carrying out on Asteroid Apophis at the online meeting of the Recreational Astronomy Night. The closure of doors to physical schools due to COVID-19 lockdowns meant more time trapped at home. But it opened up windows to observe the night skies and carry out observations. While observing the night skies from…

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This Is Why … Rainbows Have Nothing to Hide

A few weeks ago during dinner there was a sudden burst of sunlight in the midst of a rain shower. Knowing that these were ideal rainbow-making conditions, we jumped up from the table and ran out to investigate. Sacrificing our meal was entirely worth it: this photo was taken just a few hundred metres down the road from our house. Once again, I am blown away by the beauty of physics in the world around…

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