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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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Eclipse 2017: Enjoying the Partial Eclipse

Even if you can’t travel to the centre line, there’s still something to see.

Moon shadow
Eclipse 2017: The Celestial Shadow Show

What will cause the Sun to black out on August 21 and why doesn’t it happen everywhere?

May 27/28 aurora
Surprise Aurora Show 2017

On the night of May 27-28 observers got to see a rare display of northern lights.

Dyer-2006 Libya - Composite
Eclipse 2017: Waiting for the Big One

Put yourself in the path of the Moon’s shadow for this year’s most exciting astronomical show.

45P
A Fast Moving Binocular Comet

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova zips through the predawn sky this weekend.

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Heading to Solar Minimum

Sunspot numbers continue to decline as 2017 begins.

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