This SkyNews anniversary is a small step in what we hope is a continuing chronicle of Canada’s contributions to knowing the unknowable.
See how time flies as we focus on the subject in this special 25th anniversary edition of SkyNews.
Learn more about important issues and hot topics in the skies through The RASC and SkyNews’ Speaker Series.
“If you are at Mars Desert Research Station, you are most likely doing a Mars simulation mission, so your mind is kind of halfway to space.”
The highlights of this week include a double shadow transit on Jupiter, giving early risers in Canada a great show.
In the news recently: a potential planet comes to light in a twisty haze, Martian-like mud is created for lab analysis and Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar shares some ideas for coping with isolation.
After the Moon’s meetings with Mars, Neptune, Jupiter and Saturn last week, the waxing crescent takes a jaunt near Mercury and Venus.
Star parties and dark-sky festivals across Canada offer a chance to enjoy astronomy in the company of fellow enthusiasts, whether in person or online.
There’s certainly more to the Pleiades than a name — and Ron Brecher captured it, garnering the Photo of the Week title May 9.
Learn about where the meteor shower comes from, where it is located in the sky and how best to observe the annual April-May event.
Earlier this month, RASC members across Canada looked up and watched Venus as it crossed the Pleiades over the course of a few nights.
An exoplanet and its home star now bear Cree names on international maps after a Canada-wide contest saw the labels rise to the top.
From lunar eclipses to planetary conjunctions, This Week’s Sky keeps you updated on upcoming astronomical highlights.
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.