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Canadensys gets $43M for Canada’s first lunar rover

The company will build a 30 kilogram rover that will carry six scientific instruments.

The Space Launch System (SLS) carrying the Orion spacecraft launches on the Artemis I flight test, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (NASA/Bill Ingalls) | SkyNews
NASA officially launches Artemis 1 

After several delays, NASA finally launched the most powerful rocket in history to the Moon.

The North America Nebula (NGC7000), by Katelyn Beecroft | SkyNews
North America Nebula, by Katelyn Beecroft

Katelyn Beecroft wins Photo of the Week for November 5-11, 2022, and Philippe Moussette gets an honourable mention for his total lunar eclipse.

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Blue reflection nebulae by David Jenkins | SkyNews
Blue Lagoons, by David Jenkins

The Photo of the Week goes to an image of beautifully rendered blue reflection nebulae, and a barred spiral galaxy gets honourable mention.

Mars closest to Earth on December 1, 2022 at 1 a.m. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: November 28-December 4

Don’t miss out on all the action this week, particularly when it comes to our Moon and a select few planets!

Illustration of MAVEN spacecraft in orbit of Mars. (NASA) | SkyNews
MAVEN eyes two types of aurorae above Mars

NASA’s MAVEN observed two different types of ultraviolet aurorae simultaneously.

A view of the CHIME telescope array at night. | SkyNews
Canadian CHIME telescope earns team major award

The Brockhouse Canada Prize is one of the top science honours in the country.

M16, The Eagle Nebula, by David Jenkins | SkyNews
M16 by David Jenkins

His Eagle Nebula won Photo of the Week for the period of October 29 to November 4, 2022.

Asteroid Pallas changes course on November 24, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: November 21-27

Don’t miss an opportunity to see the Double Cluster, or the black shadow of the Galilean moon cross Jupiter’s disk. And keep an eye out for Pallas!

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vol 28 November/December 2022
The cover of the November/December 2022 issue of SkyNews. | SkyNews
  • 01. Gateway to the Universe
  • 02. Apollo 17: The end of the beginning
  • 03. Holiday gift guide
  • 04. Scanning the skies with a Dobsonian
  • 05. Autumn binocular tour

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A reindeer at Jotunheimen National Park in Norway. A reindeer bull features prominently in Sámi sky lore. | SkyNews
Sámi: Looking for lost elements of night skies

Over the past couple centuries, much of Sámi sky lore has been lost, but what is known shows a culture that is intimately in tune with the land.

A view of Orion and the winter sky low in the south from a latitiude of 70 degrees north, near Oksfjord, Norway, in October 2018. This demonstrates the low altitude of southern constellations from far northern latitudes. (Alan Dyer) | SkyNews
Old Norse: Reading into ancient sky stories

Despite mastering the night sky, many old Norse sky culture details have been lost over time

Orion as seen from the Lut Desert in Iran in November 2017. (Parisa Bajelan)
Orion: Seven stars, countless stories around the world

Visible from both hemispheres, the constellation commonly known in astronomy circles as Orion holds myriad meanings around the world

The northern lights from a ferry sailing from Tromsø north toward Skjervøy on October 16, 2019. This is looking south with the Summer Triangle stars left of centre. (Alan Dyer) | SkyNews
World Asterisms Project: Stories in the stars

A list of asterisms from hundreds of cultures around the world is now available through The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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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