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Medusa’s eye brightens on October 31, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 25 to 31, 2021

A third quarter Moon, greatest elongations for inner planets and rising Messier objects — check out what you can see in This Week’s Sky.

Crater Copernicus on October 22, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 18 to 24, 2021

Look for the full Hunter’s Moon and the Orionids meteor shower this week.

William Shatner (foreground, portraying James T. Kirk on Star Trek) is set to be the next Canadian in space. | SkyNews
Canadian actor William Shatner becomes oldest person to go to space

Canada’s corps of spaceflyers diversified today as actor William Shatner — the Star Trek star turned comedian — took a suborbital space flight this morning.

Venus, October 2021 | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: October 2021

From bright Venus getting brighter to the Moon passing gas giants, find out what’s going on in our Solar System this month.

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

Watch as the Moon passes gas giant planets and Venus meets Antares in the night sky this week.

New Moon on October 6, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 4 to 10, 2021

Look for deep-sky objects in dark skies this week with new Moon on Wednesday.

Morning zodiacal light for mid-northern observers on October 4, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 27 to October 3, 2021

Look for the old crescent Moon in Leo, and the zodiacal light in the pre-dawn sky.

A diagram of the full harvest Moon on September 20, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 20 to 26, 2021

This week, the September equinox occurs, marking the beginning of autumn in the north. Also, the Moon reaches its full phase and hops past Uranus.

A diagram of the Lunar X on September 13, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 13 to 19, 2021

See the Lunar X this week as the Moon waxes past first quarter. Also, watch as it passes gas giants.

A diagram of Saturn in September 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: September 2021

Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are in position for prime viewing this month, while Mercury, Venus and Uranus will also be showing well in the sky.

A diagram of the New Moon on September 6, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 6 to 12, 2021

With the new Moon early this week, check out some deep-sky targets and the zodiacal light.

Telesat funding flows through Canada’s space ecosystem

Watch out, Starlink. Canucks are investing in their own satellite constellation — Lightspeed, by the Ottawa-based company Telesat.

Waning Moon close to Messier 35. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: August 30 to September 5, 2021

This week, as the Moon wanes after reaching its third quarter, check out some clusters and deep-sky objects.

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