Souther interior, British Columbia (Debra Ceravolo)
Debra Ceravolo took this photo on March 16 in British Columbia’s southern interior as Starlink satellites passed by. She said satellites have been regularly contaminating her images. “It threatens all forms of astrophotography and astronomy and (in my humble opinion) humanity, and it seems that nothing can be done about it,” she said. (Debra Ceravolo)
How to avoid satellites

Ever accidentally caught satellites in your astrophoto? Space journalist Elizabeth Howell has some tips on how to avoid them.


Winter Sky Setting at Dinosaur Park Panorama
Limits of the sky

Managing editor Allendria Brunjes talks about limits — limits in the sky, in space, of our machines and bodies.

Fraught frontier

Satellite constellations are crowding the skies, causing conflict between astronomers, governments and businesses

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How to find satellites

Sometimes, it’s quite alright to get a nice satellite in your shot. Here are some tips on how to find the human-made orbital objects.

Melotte 15 by Dave Dev

A clear, crisp image of Melotte 15, taken by Dave Dev at last year’s Starfest, took the top spot in our Photo of the Week contest July 3, 2020.

Solar prominence by Jean Guimond

Jean Guimond’s image of a solar prominence was the hottest shot in the running, winning Photo of the Week.

Noctilucent clouds by Jeanine Holowatuik

Jeanine Holowatuik’s breaktaking image of noctilucent clouds won Photo of the Week June 26, 2020.

Cygnus Wall by Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser’s Cygnus Wall image took Photo of the Week June 19, 2020.

Iris Nebula by Stuart Heggie

With a clear stars and a well-executed shot, Stuart Heggie’s Iris Nebula won Photo of the Week June 12, 2020.

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vol 27 July/August 2020
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  • 02. The loneliest scientists
  • 03. Beginner binoculars
  • 04. Rendezvous with Bennu
  • 05. Tech tuned to the cosmos
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Penumbral lunar eclipse: July 4-5, 2020

The Moon will have a subtle shadow on the evening of July 4-5, 2020, as a penumbral lunar eclipse passes, visible from most areas in Canada.

What are the Eta Aquariids?

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.

Exploring the Night Sky: Eta Aquariid meteor shower

While it’s a better meteor shower for Southern Hemisphere observers, the Eta Aquariids might reward Northern Hemisphere early risers with its fast-moving meteors as May begins.

Venus meets the Pleiades

Earlier this month, RASC members across Canada looked up and watched Venus as it crossed the Pleiades over the course of a few nights.

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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