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A diagram of the Sun at June solstice on June 20, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: June 14 to 20, 2021

It’s a rather slow week in the skies, as the Moon reaches first quarter and the June solstice passes.

A diagram of the Crescent Moon above Mars in early evening on June 13, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: June 7 to 13, 2021

The June 10, 2021, eclipse is finally at hand. As the Moon waxes afterward, its crescent will pass Mars and Venus.

Cathy LeBlanc — who works on Mi'kmaw Moons with Dave Chapman — said her 13-year-old niece Holly is an important part of the project, opening their presentations with a reading. (Kristine Rose Photography) | Astronomy & space news | SkyNews
Mi’kmaw Moons connects astronomy and culture with Two-Eyed Seeing

Two Nova Scotians work together on Mi’kmaw Moons, a learning and teaching project that connects Moon cycles, visual astronomy and Two-Eyed Seeing

A diagram of Venus, June 2021. | Astronomy news & night sky events | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: June 2021

Jupiter and Saturn will start rising before midnight this month, while Mars and Venus start to spend more time in evening twilight.

A diagram of the third quarter Moon on June 2, 2021. | Astronomy news & night sky events | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 31 to June 6, 2021

The Moon reaches third quarter this week after meeting up with Saturn and Jupiter pre-dawn.

Maritime Launch Services aims for 2022 space mission

Sky News This Week: A Nova Scotia spaceport has secured funding and selected construction teams, aiming to send its first mission into space by 2022.

A diagram of the Full Milk Blood Supermoon on May 26, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 24 to 30, 2021

Look for the full blood “supermoon” this week, as a total lunar eclipse is visible from Canada’s west.

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover captured this image on May 18, 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) | SkyNews
Canadian mine shows possible life-friendly conditions for Mars

Sky News This Week: Researchers are using the environment at the Kidd Mine in Timmins, Ontario, to better understand how subsurface life could form on Mars

A diagram of the Lunar X on May 18, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 17 to 23, 2021

The show stealers 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.

A diagram of the crescent Moon passing Venus on May 12, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 10 to 16, 2021

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.

A diagram of the radiant of the Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower on May 6, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: May 3 to 9, 2021

Mercury starts to show itself after sunset this week — and don’t forget to look for Eta Aquariid meteors before dawn on Thursday.

An artist's impression (not to scale) of constellation satellites in low Earth orbits. A SATCON1 report concluded that the effects of satellite constellations on astronomical research and on the human experience of the night sky range from
Canadian astronomers urge action on satellite constellations

Sky News This Week: A new report by Canadian scientists warns that we need to work on preserving our skies for scientific and cultural reasons.

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