See zodiacal light this week, visible in the dark new Moon sky. Later this week, look for Mercury near the crescent Moon.
Satellite constellations are crowding the skies, causing conflict between astronomers, governments and businesses.
Managing editor Allendria Brunjes talks about the changing world, and how the astronomy community can learn to adapt.
How to see the zodiacal light, the leftovers of our cosmic neighbourhood’s formation some 4.5 billion years ago.
The winner of the August 2020 RASC Robotic Telescope image editing contest is Ian Barredo, producing a clear and beautifully coloured composition of Messier 82.
In This Week’s Sky, Mars starts a retrograde loop while Jupiter completes one. Neptune reaches opposition near Phi Aquarii, and a waning crescent Moon meets Venus.
Get ready for September’s night sky with this guide to the planets in our Solar System.
This week, the Moon meets with Mars. The Red Planet will also experience a solstice and the start of its northern winter.
Ronald Brecher has won Photo of the Week for August 14, 2020 with his image Sharpless 2-112.
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.
The long-awaited bright comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE will become visible after sunset this week, adding to its breathtaking morning shows.
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.