Astronomy

Image of a gamma ray, the brightest electromagnetic blasts to occur in the universe. (Photo credit: NASA)

There’s a reason why this is called the dog days of summer

It has nothing to do with our furry friends on Earth

  • Aug 26, 2021

 

The Perseid Meteor Shower is visible (smoke permitting) now through Aug. 14. (Photo credit: Pierre Martin)

Look to the skies: the annual Perseid Meteor Shower is back

Aug. 12 will be the night for ‘peak meteor’ if conditions allow

  • Aug 5, 2021

 

In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Jupiter and Saturn align in our skies tonight, to form the Great Conjunction

Stargazers typically gather in groups at observatories or with backyard telescopes for such events

  • Dec 21, 2020

 

Mars, pictured in October 2020, will not be this close to Earth again until December 2022. (Photo credit: Damian Peach)

Hello neighbour: Mars shines bright in the eastern night sky

The orbits of Earth and Mars bring them closer together every 26 months

  • Oct 14, 2020
Mars, pictured in October 2020, will not be this close to Earth again until December 2022. (Photo credit: Damian Peach)
Mars will appear orange and distinct in the night sky this month. (Damian Peach photo)

Mars jumps out from the night sky across B.C.

Mars is the brightest it’s been in 15 years this October

Mars will appear orange and distinct in the night sky this month. (Damian Peach photo)