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Comet Leonard passes Messier 3 on December 3, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: November 29 to December 5, 2021

Comet Leonard appears near Messier 3, a crescent Moon meets Mars and the Southern Hemisphere sees a solar eclipse

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and SkyNews are teaming up to co-host a new Speaker Series online. | SkyNews
Speaker Series: Autumn 2021

Join The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and SkyNews for the Speaker Series lineup this autumn

Saturn, November 2021 | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: November 2021

Uranus reaches opposition; Mars climbs away from the Sun. Find out what the planets are up to this month in Planets at a Glance.

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See the Andromeda Galaxy on November 26, 2021 | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: November 22 to 28, 2021

This week’s new Moon means it’s an excellent time for deep-sky gazing. Also, look for dwarf planet Ceres at opposition.

VDB 152 by Chris Parfett. | SkyNews
vdB 152 by Chris Parfett

Chris Parfett’s image of vdB 152 wins the Photo of the Week title on September 10, 2021.

Andromeda Galaxy by Roger Menard. | SkyNews
Andromeda Galaxy by Roger Menard

Roger Menard wins the Photo of the Week title on September 3, 2021, for his image of the popular Andromeda Galaxy.

Messier 20, edited by Mark Germani, using data collected by the RASC Robotic Telescope. | SkyNews
Astroimage editing winner: October 2021

Mark Germani’s edit of our Messier 20 data has won the October 2021 SkyNews Astroimage Editing Contest.

Full Beaver Moon and partial lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: November 15 to 21, 2021

The highlight of this week is an almost-total lunar eclipse, visible from all over Canada. Also, look for meteors as the Leonids peak.

First quarter Moon on November 11, 2021 at 12:46 GMT | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: November 8 to November 14, 2021

The first quarter Moon sets the stage this month, joining Jupiter and Saturn in their monthly meetup. Also, look for the Lunar X, and a meteor shower peak.

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The September/October 2021 subscriber cover of SkyNews.
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The Coathanger asterism, also known as Brocchi's Cluster and Collinder 399, is located in Vulpecula. | SkyNews
Summer night sightseeing: The Coathanger, Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Take a tour of the summer night sky, through the Coathanger asterism, as well as the Tweedledee and Tweedledum clusters.

Michael Watson took this image of the eclipse from Oakville, Ontario, at 5:56 a.m. EDT. He used a * 1253mm focal length telescope. | SkyNews
Photos of the solar eclipse: June 10, 2021

A beautiful eclipse greeted northern and eastern Canadians as they woke up on June 10, 2021. Here’s what our readers saw.

A diagram of Venus, June 2021. | Astronomy news & night sky events | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: June 2021

Jupiter and Saturn will start rising before midnight this month, while Mars and Venus start to spend more time in evening twilight.

The Lunar X (and V)
Lunar X marks the spot

What is the Lunar X? Learn more about this lunar phenomenon and when you can see it on the Moon.

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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