Allendria Brunjes produced this example image of Messier 20 using the data provided in this contest. (Allendria Brunjes/RASC Robotic Telescope) | SkyNews
Allendria Brunjes produced this example image of Messier 20 using the data provided in this contest. (Allendria Brunjes/RASC Robotic Telescope)
SkyNews image editing contest: October 2021

You did last month’s Messier 8 project, and now you’re ready for something more colourful. Download our Messier 20 data and create your own version of the Universe.

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Medusa’s eye brightens on October 31, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 25 to 31, 2021

A third quarter Moon, greatest elongations for inner planets and rising Messier objects — check out what you can see in This Week’s Sky.

Subs and Stars, Lesson 2. | SkyNews
Watch Subs and Stars: Lesson 2

Watch the second session of Subs and Stars, an eight-part instructional online series that teaches people how astrophotos are built and edited.

Venus, October 2021 | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: October 2021

From bright Venus getting brighter to the Moon passing gas giants, find out what’s going on in our Solar System this month.

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Messier 8, edited by Lenard Velensky (Data from RASC Robotic Telescope) | SkyNews
Astroimage editing winner: September 2021

Lenard Velensky’s edit of Messier 8 data won for September 2021 in the SkyNews Astroimage Editing Contest.

Crater Copernicus on October 22, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 18 to 24, 2021

Look for the full Hunter’s Moon and the Orionids meteor shower this week.

William Shatner (foreground, portraying James T. Kirk on Star Trek) is set to be the next Canadian in space. | SkyNews
Canadian actor William Shatner becomes oldest person to go to space

Canada’s corps of spaceflyers diversified today as actor William Shatner — the Star Trek star turned comedian — took a suborbital space flight this morning.

This Week’s Sky: October 11 to 17, 2021

Watch as the Moon passes gas giant planets and Venus meets Antares in the night sky this week.

New Moon on October 6, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 4 to 10, 2021

Look for deep-sky objects in dark skies this week with new Moon on Wednesday.

Morning zodiacal light for mid-northern observers on October 4, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 27 to October 3, 2021

Look for the old crescent Moon in Leo, and the zodiacal light in the pre-dawn sky.

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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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