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Young Moon near Mercury on May 2, 2022 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 2 to 8, 2022

The young crescent Moon waxes to first quarter this week, passing Mercury and the Beehive Cluster

Third quarter Moon on May 22, 2022 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 16 to 22, 2022

As the Moon reaches third quarter at the end of the week, prepare for dark night skies, great for deep-sky object hunting.

Watch the eighth session of Subs and Stars, an eight-part instructional online series that teaches people how astrophotos are built and edited. | SkyNews
Watch Subs and Stars: Lesson 8

Watch the eighth — and last! — session of Subs and Stars, an eight-part instructional online series that teaches people how astrophotos are built and edited.

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Old Moon and Venus on May 27, 2022 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 23 to 29, 2022

The Moon meets Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the night sky this week.

Full blood Moon on May 16, 2022 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 9 to 15, 2022

The full blood Moon — a total lunar eclipse on May 15 — steals the spotlight in the night skies this week.

Stuart Heggie produced this example image of Messier 13 using the RASC Robotic Telescope data provided in this contest. | SkyNews
SkyNews image editing contest: May 2022

Two for one! Download our free data of globular clusters Messier 3 and Messier 13 and create your own version of the Universe

Venus, May 2022 | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: May 2022

This month starts out with a close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, as the planets position themselves in the morning sky

Northern Lights from the Yukon, Canada. | SkyNews
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NGC 2264 by Brad Zazalak | SkyNews
NGC 2264 by Brad Zazalak

Capturing outstanding detail and editing with a soft touch, Brad Zazalak’s image of NGC 2264 wins our Photo of the Week title on November 26, 2021.

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The cover of the March/April 2022 issue of SkyNews. | SkyNews
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Observing

The famous Leo Triplet of galaxies is composed of two Messier objects, M65 and M66, as well as NGC 3628. (Dan Kusz) | SkyNews
How to explore spring galaxies from Canada

Springtime is galaxy season in Canada. Discover the myriad of distant galaxies overhead with these viewing tips

U.K. imager Damian Peach captured this view of Comet Catalina on September 11, 2015, before its conjunction with the Sun.
Comets: What they are and how to see them

The brightest comets are rare, often only visible from Earth for a brief time. How do you catch them?

An image of Comet Leonard taken the morning of December 6, 2021. | SkyNews
Catch 2021’s best comet — Comet Leonard

If you live at a mid-northerly latitude, the coming week will provide a great opportunity to see Comet Leonard, the best-performing comet of 2021

Comet Leonard passed by the Whale and Hockey Stick galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici on the morning of November 23. | SkyNews
Comet Leonard approaches early this December

Comet Leonard is predicted to be bright enough to see with the naked eye this December. Catch it before it disappears.

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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