This Week’s Sky: August 10 to 16, 2020

After the Perseids peak August 11-12, a double shadow transit on Jupiter and the crescent Moon passing close to Venus bring excitement to the weekend.

This Week’s Sky: August 3 to 9, 2020

In this week’s sky, a Full Moon that wanes and meets Mars, and Comet NEOWISE passes close to Messier 53.

First ever image of a multi-planet system around a Sun-like star
Sky News This Week: July 29, 2020

In the news recently: a telescope images multiple planets around a Sun-like star, volcanoes on Venus appear to be active and Hubble spots changes in haze on Saturn.

This Week’s Sky: July 27 to August 2, 2020

As the Southern Delta Aquariids peak, Venus passes CE Tauri and the Moon passes Jupiter and Saturn.

This Week’s Sky: July 20 to 26, 2020

Comet NEOWISE climbs higher in evening sky, Saturn reaches opposition and Mercury reaches greatest western elongation.

Sky News This Week: July 16, 2020

In the news: a Canadian space museum plans to re-open next month, a comet makes a beautiful appearance in Canadian skies, and more information emerges about how the life-friendly element of carbon was formed in the universe.

This Week’s Sky: July 13 to 19, 2020

May your skies be clear to see these astronomical events. Comet NEOWISE will be visible in the evening this week, Jupiter and Pluto both reach opposition, and the crescent Moon visits Venus.

This Week’s Sky: July 6 to 12, 2020

This week was set to be relatively quiet, but Comet NEOWISE had other plans. Also look for some close astronomical passes over the weekend.

Winter Sky Setting at Dinosaur Park Panorama
Limits of the sky

Managing editor Allendria Brunjes talks about limits — limits in the sky, in space, of our machines and bodies.

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