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.
Richard Wang’s off-kilter shot of the Milky Way rising in Mactier, Ontario won the Photo of the Week.
A Canadian astronaut capcoms the first human Crew Dragon mission, South Africa affirms its commitment to a telescope project, and a graduate student makes a novel brown dwarf find.
Pierre Tremblay’s image of M101 took top honours as the SkyNews Photo of the Week May 15, 2020.
“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 technologies for displaying the wonders of the heavens to earthbound audiences have changed over the years. Here’s one example.
The highlights of this week include a double shadow transit on Jupiter, giving early risers in Canada a great show.
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.