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The problem of darkness does not exist for the man gazing at the stars. No doubt the darkness is there, fundamental, pervasive, and unconquerable except at the pinpoints where the stars twinkle; but the problem is not why there is such darkness, but what is the light that breaks through it so remarkably; and granting this light, why we have eyes to see it and hearts to be gladdened by it.

                                                            -- George Santayana

Born: 1941 in Montréal, Canada
1985 to Louise Gervais, son David born 1986

     B.Sc. McGill University (mathematics and physics) 1964
     M.A. University of Toronto (anthropology) 1966
     Ph.D. University of Toronto (anthropology) 1970


New: My observing blog

Through My Eyepiece from the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Foxmead Observatory
Observing projects
My telescopes -- past and present

Recommended books for beginners
Recommended links

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
American Association of Variable Star Observers [GHT]

Talking Telescopes
Mars Observers

Talking Telescopes (PDF presentation to Toronto Centre 2007 01 03)

Articles and reviews:
Achromatic Refractors
Burgess 127mm f/8 Achromatic Refractor
Observing the Moon by Gerald North (Cambridge)
The Mars Observer's Tool Kit
Sky Mentor 12 f/5" Dobsonian
The Toronto Centre Variable Star Challenge
Total Lunar Eclipse 20031108
Total Lunar Eclipse 20041027/28
Uranometria 2000.0 (Willmann-Bell)
The Urban Astronomer

The Sky This Month:

February 2003
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October 2003
November 2003
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