Join us for this Speaker Series talk hosted by the RASC History Committee on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
The showstealers this week are the Moon and the gas giants. Look for the Lunar X, Saturn standing still in our sky and a double shadow transit on Jupiter.
Here are a few simple photography tips from eclipse chaser Don Hladiuk on keeping your eyes safe and capturing a great digital memory.
Mercury is the planet to watch this month, as it wanes and treks away from the Sun, passing Venus and the Moon.
This sparkling image by Paul Owen of the Rosette Nebula is our Photo of the Week for February 19, 2021.
Kimberly Sibbald’s image of IC 405, the Flaming Star Nebula, was our Photo of the Week on February 12, 2021.
What is the Lunar X? Learn more about this lunar phenomenon and when you can see it on the Moon.
After a new Moon allows for some galaxy hunting, the waxing crescent will pass by each of our Solar System’s inner planets this week.
Gathering a whopping 21.7 hours of data over the course of three nights, Dan Kusz captured Photo of the Week on February 5, 2021, with his image of IC 410.
With incredibly sharp contrast, Kimberly Sibbald won Photo of the Week on January 29, 2021, for her image of the Pacman Nebula.
How to see the zodiacal light, interplanetary dust and debris that lights up when the Sun hits it at just the right angle.
Trek through Leo and Boötes this spring to find a treasure trove of galaxies hidden in plain sight.
While Jupiter draws farther away from Saturn, the Moon will pass the two April 6-7. Speedy Mercury will also pass by bright Venus on April 25.
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.
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.