Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams performs a spacewalk on August 11, 2007, during Shuttle Mission STS-118. | SkyNews
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams performs a spacewalk on August 11, 2007, during Shuttle Mission STS-118. (NASA)
Doctors in deep space — and how they’ll help on Earth

The Canadian Space Agency is set to release details for a “Deep Space Healthcare Challenge” in an effort to develop space technologies that will benefit not only astronauts, but remote communities on Earth.


Mars meets Regulus on July 29, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 26 to August 1, 2021

Look for Southern Delta-Aquariid meteors this week. Also, watch as Mars meets Regulus.

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.

A graphic of Saturn, July 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: July 2021

Venus will be bright, and look for dimmer Mars as they pass one another mid-month. Also, Jupiter and Saturn approach their August oppositions.

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Apollo landing sites, as visible July 20, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 19 to 25, 2021

View the Apollo landing sites on the anniversary of the first moonwalk. After the Moon reaches its full phase, watch as it passes Saturn and Jupiter.

An image of Messier 8 (the Lagoon Nebula) and Messier 20 (the Trifid Nebula) by Ian Barredo. | SkyNews
M8 and M20 by Ian Barredo

Ian Barredo’s image of Messier 8 and Messier 20 captured the Photo of the Week title on July 2, 2021.

Justin Anderson captured this image of noctilucent clouds and fireflies from Forrest, Manitoba. | SkyNews
Noctilucent clouds by Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson’s image of noctilucent clouds and fireflies won our Photo of the Week competition June 25, 2021.

A diagram of the First quarter Moon on July 17, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 11 to 17, 2021

Venus and Mars meet in a very close conjunction on Monday evening, while the Lunar X makes an appearance on Friday.

CHIME reveals more about mysterious cosmic bursts

A Canadian telescope has found 535 “fast radio bursts,” which could be a crucial next step in learning more about the Universe’s history.

A diagram of Earth at aphelion on July 5, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: July 5 to 11, 2021

The Earth will be at its farthest point from the Sun this week, while the Moon reaches its new phase.

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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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