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Discovering the wonders of the night. (Zach Silverstein)
Stargazers by Zach Silverstein

Tasked with choosing between nebulae, planets and crisp shots of the Moon, the judges picked this engaging winner for the magical moment it represents.


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Between Earth & Sky

Three winter destinations that offer a fresh perspective on the night sky.

Editor’s Report: Eyes on the Future

Where astronomy goes, SkyNews will be there. Guest editor Chris Gainor shares his vision of our future

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The RASC Observer’s Handbook—Then & Now

RASC’s authoritative guide to annual astronomical events—here’s where it all began.

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M20 by Tim Trentadue

Taking his “best image of M20 to date,” Tim Trentadue is the week’s winner with the Trifid Nebula.

This Week’s Sky: January 13 to 19

The waning gibbous Moon near Regulus, the last Quarter Moon, Algol reaches minimum brightness and the waning crescent Moon appears near Mars

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Sky News This Week: January 14, 2020

Howell’s Hits: A star collision, a dark matter discovery, and an astronaut graduation ceremony

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This Week’s Sky: January 6 to 13

The penumbral lunar eclipse, Uranus stands still and the waxing and waning gibbous moon

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January/February 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find in this issue of SkyNews.

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Andromeda Galaxy by Marc-Etienne Rousseau

Beginner’s determination delivered top honours for this Andromeda Galaxy

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  • 01. On the Cover: Year of the Planets
  • 02. Rocket Man
  • 03. The Moon Occults Mars
  • 04. Treasures of the Night
  • 05. In Search of Solar Siblings
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Roughing It in the Bush With Gassendi

This week’s transit of Mercury takes me back to May 9, 2016, my first time seeing the event.

Geminids by Pierre Martin
Enjoy the Geminids

Don’t let chilly weather keep you from watching one of the year’s best meteor showers.

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Eclipse 2017: How to View the Total Eclipse

Practical advice about what to look for when the Moon covers the Sun on August 21.

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Eclipse 2017: Enjoying the Partial Eclipse

Even if you can’t travel to the centre line, there’s still something to see.

About the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) began as the Toronto Astronomical Club on December 1, 1868. The eight men who gathered to share their interests were not professional astronomers, just working-class citizens with a passion for astronomy.


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