Toronto's bright city lights are on before the sky even gets dark. This area of the city, looking west of Shaw Street, is Class 9 on the Bortle scale. | SkyNews
Happy birthday, Bortle scale

The Bortle scale has been classifying the darkness of your night sky for 20 years.

Scopes for starters

Buying a scope and the appropriate accessories can seem like a daunting task for beginners. Here’s a starter’s guide.

Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario is a RASC Dark-Sky Preserve, and a great place to see the night sky. | SkyNews
Find dark-sky sites and preserves in Canada

Use this SkyNews directory to find a dark-sky site near you.

2020 SkyNews astronomer’s gift guide

Suggested by the SkyNews team, here’s a range of celestial gifts for the space aficionado in your life.

“Hello Darkness…” is a mini-documentary produced in Belleville, Ont.
Shedding light on darkness

A producer-director in Belleville, Ontario, is using film as a way to bring light to darkness — or the lack thereof.

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Tonight’s Forecast: Cloudy or Clear?

Don’t plan a big night observing without consulting these weather resources.

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Canadian Astronomy Clubs

Want to meet people interested in astronomy? Our list of coast-to-coast clubs in Canada will help you locate a group near you.

Astronomy resources in Canada

Explore the world of astronomy equipment, software and educational facilities and resources.

Getting smart about light pollution

Preserving the beauty of the night sky means harnessing technological innovation and social change.

Seronik-LighTrack 0011
Review: A New Travel Mount for Astrophotography

We put the LighTrack II from Fornax Mounts through its paces.

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Tips For Choosing Your First Telescope

The holiday season may tempt you to buy a telescope, but our expert advice will help you focus on what’s really important.

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