Machine learning has been around for decades, but with quantum computers and cloud storage quickly maturing, it will enter likely the mainstream in astronomy soon.
Check out lunar features this week as the Moon waxes to gibbous.
“I’m certainly not the only one moved to investigation by artistic representations of space and astronomy,” SkyNews editor Allendria Brunjes writes in her column.
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.
With a new Moon in the sky this week, it’s the perfect time to look for some deep-sky objects
Jupiter and Saturn provide a continuation of last month’s show, meeting with Mercury post sunset this week.
Ring in the new year as the Earth reaches perihelion and a meteor shower streaks the sky.
Weather report for December 21 got you down? See through the clouds — or at least commiserate — with RASC and Explore Scientific!
Saturn and Jupiter meet in their closest conjunction since 1623, a minor meteor shower peaks and the Moon’s Lunar X will be visible for western Canadians.
Canadian technology will be flying on the Roman space telescope in 2025, on course to capture images of planets outside our Solar System.
A total solar eclipse will be passing over parts of South America on December 14.
The Geminids promise to give a great show this year as the prolific meteor shower peaks during a new Moon.
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.
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.