Mike Boschat's Astronomy Page

My name is Mike Boschat and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada

I've been in the Atmospheric Science Department here at Dalhousie University since 1991 and have maintained our Aeronet Sunphotometer since 2002 for 17 years now. Main Aeronet Sunphotometer page is: Aeronet Sunphotometer page

Our new site data is here: Halifax site data

We also have a weather station on the roof: Dalhousie Atmospheric Observatory, Dalhousie University, Halifax,NS (Canada)

My main interests are: Lunar, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,Aurora, looking for NLC ( Notilucent Clouds ),and Radio Meteors. I own the following telescopes: Soviet made: 80mm (3.2 in),f/10,800mm focal length refractor. In 1983 I received the 8cm (3.2in),f/10, 800mm focal length refractor click here as a gift by the amateurs there for my cooperation,observations and long time friendship.My 20x60,7x50, and 10x50 binoculars were made in the Soviet Union.

I also have an older orange 1970-80's Schmidt-Cassegrain C8 200mm (8 in),f/10,2000mm focal length - which has a crack in the corrector! BUT still produces great images, and an older Meade ETX-90 Astro telescope 90mm (3.5in),f/13.8,1250mm focal length

I am a member of the following: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada,NLC CanAm - Noticlucent Cloud,and the Soviet Meteor Observer's Group.

I have been studying astronomy for 58 years now ever since reading "Your Book of Astronomy" in 1960 by the late British author Sir Patrick Moore, with whom I corresponded with till his passing in 2012.

  • Sun reporting BAA site


    Current Solar Data from NOAA

    Solar X-rays:

    Geomagnetic Field:
    From n3kl.org


    SIR PATRICK MOORE - Astronomer and broadcaster - ( 1923-2012 AD )

    Click here Sir Patrick Moore bio


    VASILY V. MARTYNENKO - Soviet Meteor Astronomer - ( 1930-2000 AD )

    Click here Vasily V. Martynenko


    Click here for the:

  • Light Pollution Map of Halifax

    and to see Nova Scotia and surrounds from space Nova Scotia from space at night

    Weather Forecast for Astronomical Purposes from Enviroment Canada -

  • Astronomy Weather Forecast

    For the rest of Canada and US Clear Sky Clock Homepage ( Canada )

    To see Halifax sky clock click here: Halifax Clear Sky Clock

    Clear Sky Clock - Backup new site

    The US Official Time Clock at: USOTC

    Tonight's Sky over Halifax


    The time in Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada


    The time in Moscow and Leningrad,USSR


    Astronomy calculator,eclipses,sunrise,moonrise ect

    Astronomy events in Nova Scotia

    Astronomy Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia webcams

    NS Webcams


    My Astronomy Images

    Click here for Astro Images


    SOME OF MY DISCOVERIES USING THE INTERNET (some shared with other amateurs)

    My first and last FMO (Fast Moving Object - Near Earth Asteroid) discovery - October 13, 2005

    FMO Image

    My Kreutz comet discoveries using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO ) since February 10, 2000 AD

    Discoveries to date= 60

    My SOHO discoveries

    My 2 Kuiper Belt Objects I helped find- 2004 LV31 AND 2004 LW31

    M.P.E.C. 2012-F109 Issued 2012 Mar. 30, 18:17 UT The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual minor planets and routine data on comets. They are published on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union by the Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.

    IAU Circular

    KBO's orbits


    March 22/23, 2001 - Day the Soviet "MIR" Space Station Died - 1986 to 2001 AD

    Photo of the Soviet MIR spacestation going through constellation of Ursa Major over Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 30 second exposure on Tri-X 400 ASA film with Soviet made Zenit-B camera and 50mm lens at f/2.MIR

    A Farewell Poem for MIR

    "Farewell MIR" by L. J. Thompson



  • Astronomy Nova Scotia


    Halifax Star Map

    Sky Map


    (c) Copyright 1999-2018 Michael Boschat

    A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, WEATHER, COMMUNIST SITES.

    Email address is: aa063@chebucto.ns.ca

    or backup

    Email address is: andromed@dal.ca

    Star Award Logo

    Awarded February 1997

    Thanks to http://www.3DFlags.com for use of the Canada and Soviet flags.

    ?????????? ???????? ????????? ?????????? Moscow Society of Amateur Astronomers

    Fly a Soviet MiG over Moscow, USSR