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Elginites get a glimpse of the distant sky

The second annual Astro-Elgin day took place on September 9 at the Société d’Astronomie du Planétarium de Montreal’s (SAPM) observation site just off the 3rd Concession in Elgin. Residents from Elgin and neighbouring Hinchinbrooke were invited this year to view the sun, the stars, and the galaxies through telescopes installed by SAPM members who were gathering there for their annual club picnic.

 

PHOTO Sarah Rennie

 

“It is not something you see everyday,” says SAPM member Pierre Tournay of the opportunity to look so closely at the sun’s surface. Unfortunately, hazy skies obscured visibility for much of the day. “It was just torture to know that it would be so beautiful without the clouds,” he laughed. (SR)

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