As the Moon wanes into the week, catch Mars passing the Pleiades on Wednesday and Mercury joining Jupiter pre-dawn on Friday.
It’s one all-nighter, 110 objects, and a pretty awesome feather for any visual astronomer’s cap. Here are some tips on running the Messier marathon.
This month, the old crescent Moon passes south of the pre-dawn planets from March 9-11, and Mars moseys between the Hyades and Pleiades.
Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn crowd the pre-dawn sky for chances to meet with the old Moon this week.
Shooting from his backyard in Ontario, David Jenkins’ image of Mars won Photo of the Week for the week of October 9, 2020.
Will you see the Northern Lights tonight? Find out using these tips and tools.
The Moon passes Kappa Geminorum and buzzes the Beehive this week on the way to its full stage.
For well-done stars and an epic background, Dave Dev won the Photo of the Week on October 2, 2020 for his image of the Seahorse Nebula.
In Sky News This Week: Researchers prepare for great scientific opportunities as NASA’s newest rover lands on the Red Planet
While some planets spend time basking in sunlight, look for Mars’ visit with the Moon February 18.
This month, Uranus completes its retrograde loop and resumes its eastward motion in the skies, and Mercury returns to view. Here’s more on the planetary events this month.
Weather report for December 21 got you down? See through the clouds — or at least commiserate — with RASC and Explore Scientific!
A total solar eclipse will be passing over parts of South America on December 14.
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.