What are the Eta Aquariids?

Learn about where the meteor shower comes from, where it is located in the sky and how best to observe the annual April-May event.

Venus meets the Pleiades

Earlier this month, RASC members across Canada looked up and watched Venus as it crossed the Pleiades over the course of a few nights.

Nikawiy
Exoplanet and star take on Cree names

An exoplanet and its home star now bear Cree names on international maps after a Canada-wide contest saw the labels rise to the top.

The Lunar X (and V)
What’s in “This Week’s Sky?”

From lunar eclipses to planetary conjunctions, This Week’s Sky keeps you updated on upcoming astronomical highlights.

Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia by Yves Tremblay
Love Is in the Night Sky

Valentine’s Day. The perfect time for a candlelit dinner, a box of chocolates — or perhaps, if the skies are clear, a wee bit of stargazing.

Barred Spiral Aurora by Chris Kelly
Aurora Watch

Will you see the Northern Lights tonight?

The Transit of Mercury
Roughing It in the Bush With Gassendi

This week’s transit of Mercury takes me back to May 9, 2016, my first time seeing the event.

Geminids by Pierre Martin
Enjoy the Geminids

Don’t let chilly weather keep you from watching one of the year’s best meteor showers.

Dyer 1979 Manitoba eclipse
Eclipse 2017: How to View the Total Eclipse

Practical advice about what to look for when the Moon covers the Sun on August 21.

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