Watch the Moon this week as it passes near Mars. At the start of next week, look for a penumbral lunar eclipse.
As Hayabusa2 heads back home, two Canadians talk about their epic trek to see Hayabusa’s re-entry in 2010
November offers excellent opportunities to view Moon-planet pairings, as well as Mercury in the eastern pre-dawn sky.
A SpaceX spacecraft brings four astronauts into space, Europa may have less life-friendly origins for its famous water plumes, and “GoldenEye” observatory is facing more trouble.
This week, look for the peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower, variable star Algol’s minimum, and a pretty meetup between Jupiter, Saturn and the crescent Moon.
The Canadian Space Agency is looking for feedback on the country’s future in space exploration
A meteor shower, planets pairing with the crescent Moon, a dark new-Moon sky for stargazing — this week, what more could you want?
In the news: Scientists spot a likely free-floating planet, the Canadian Space Agency asks for feedback on future exploration, and fresh data from a dead comet mission reveals cappuccino-like ice.
The Moon passes the Shoe-Buckle Cluster and the Bull’s face as it wanes through the week.
How to see the zodiacal light, the leftovers of our cosmic neighbourhood’s formation some 4.5 billion years ago.
Here are some observation and photographing tips for the Perseids, which peak August 12-13, 2020.
Comet NEOWISE is headed on its way out of our Solar System, fading from our skies.
Comet NEOWISE’s trajectory will bring it closest to the Earth July 22.
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.