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Computers could give astronomers a badly needed helping hand

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.

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This Week’s Sky: January 18 to 24, 2021

Check out lunar features this week as the Moon waxes to gibbous.

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January 2021: Planets at a glance

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.

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This Week’s Sky: January 11 to 17, 2021

With a new Moon in the sky this week, it’s the perfect time to look for some deep-sky objects

How Canada is training the next lunar astronauts

This week in space news: Western University is poised to help train a Canadian going into lunar orbit.

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This Week’s Sky: January 4 to 10, 2021

Jupiter and Saturn provide a continuation of last month’s show, meeting with Mercury post sunset this week.

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This Week’s Sky: December 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Ring in the new year as the Earth reaches perihelion and a meteor shower streaks the sky.

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Seeing tonight’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

Weather report for December 21 got you down? See through the clouds — or at least commiserate — with RASC and Explore Scientific!

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This Week’s Sky: December 21 to 27, 2020

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.

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Canadian camera to go on exoplanet hunting mission

Canadian technology will be flying on the Roman space telescope in 2025, on course to capture images of planets outside our Solar System.

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This Week’s Sky: December 14 to 20, 2020

Watch Saturn and Jupiter as they come closer together. The winter solstice starts off next week with the pair’s conjunction.

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Canada is all-in on the next lunar leap

Canadian Space Agency announces another round of LEAP projects awarded a total of almost $3 million

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This Week’s Sky: December 7 to December 13, 2020

As the Moon wanes after its last quarter, keep an eye open for Saturn and Jupiter as they come closer to their Great Conjunction. Also, on the night of December 13-14, the Geminid Meteor Shower reaches its peak.

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