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A diagram showing Mercury moving past Venus on April 24, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: April 19 to 25, 2021

The Moon waxes to its quarter phase and passing by the Beehive. The Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks, and Mercury moves past Venus. 

This artist’s illustration displays the scientific capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. | SkyNews
Canada is on board for James Webb Space Telescope

In Sky News This Week: Ten Canadians have been selected to lead teams that to use the James Webb Space Telescope.

What is quantum tunnelling?

The creative answer to that question won an Alberta teen $400,000 in education prizes in an international science video competition.

A diagram showing the Moon passing Mars, April 16, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: April 12 to 18, 2021

The waxing crescent Moon is the “star” of the week, passing by Taurus, Mars and Messier 35.

A diagram of Ursa Major galaxies on April 9, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: April 5 to 11, 2021

The crescent Moon will meet Saturn and Jupiter early this week. Later, as it wanes to new, it will be a fabulous time to check out some spring galaxies.

A diagram of Venus, April 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: April 2021

While Jupiter draws farther away from Saturn, the Moon will pass the two April 6-7. Speedy Mercury will also pass by bright Venus on April 25.

The Canadian Space Agency awarded MDA a contract to establish the technical requirements to build Canadarm3. MDA also built Canadarm and Canadarm2. | SkyNews: Where Earth Meets Sky
Canadian space company takes steps to go public

In Sky News This Week: Canadarm maker MDA announced on March 22 that it is filing paperwork for an initial public offering of stock.

Diagram of the third quarter Moon on April 4, 2021. | SkyNews Magazine
This Week’s Sky: March 29 to April 4, 2021

The zodiacal light returns, and the Moon wanes to its third quarter.

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This Week’s Sky: March 22 to 28, 2021

Mars passes Aldebaran this week, as the Moon waxes to full.

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New worlds in art and space

Sky News This Week: The Mont Mégantic Observatory is getting welcome publicity through a new art exhibition.

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This Week’s Sky: March 15 to 21, 2021

The Moon takes centre stage this week, meeting Uranus and the Moon before showing off its Lunar X and then meeting Messier 35.

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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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