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This Week’s Sky: March 8 to 14, 2021

Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn crowd the pre-dawn sky for chances to meet with the old Moon this week.

Canadian sentinels watch for streaking meteors

In Sky News This Week: The trail of a rare fireball streaking across Alberta skies caught the camera of Athabasca University on February 22.

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March 2021: Planets at a glance

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.

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This Week’s Sky: March 1 to 7, 2021

As the Moon wanes into the week, catch Mars passing the Pleiades on Wednesday and Mercury joining Jupiter pre-dawn on Friday.

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This Week’s Sky: February 22 to 28, 2021

The Moon passes Kappa Geminorum and buzzes the Beehive this week on the way to its full stage.

Perseverance rover starts rolling on Mars

In Sky News This Week: Researchers prepare for great scientific opportunities as NASA’s newest rover lands on the Red Planet

‘Running’ the Messier marathon

It’s one all-nighter, 110 objects, and a pretty awesome feather for any visual astronomer’s cap. Here are some tips on running the Messier marathon.

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This Week’s Sky: February 15 to 21, 2021

It’s the Moon’s time to shine, as through the week it passes Uranus, Mars, the Winter Hexagon and Messier 35.

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This Week’s Sky: February 8 to 14, 2021

There’s a new Moon this week, making it an excellent time to check out an open cluster and appreciate bright stars in our sky.

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