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‘It burbled and gurgled as we looked at it’
Metal-poor cluster on outer edge of Milky Way galaxy a grouping of ancient stars
Witnesses reported event as far north as Kamloops and as far south as Portland
Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn will be visible, plus a meteor shower next week
The renaming of the asteroid comes from a suggestion by the Yukon Astronomical Society.
Jaskarn Singh ‘Sid’ Sidhu has an asteroid named after him, honouring his volunteer astronomy efforts
Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker & columnist for the Canadian astronomical society
The night of Dec. 13/14 is the annual Geminid meteor shower
People from Victoria to Campbell River and Tofino report flash of light in sky on Dec. 12
A lunar eclipse is very safe to enjoy.
“For thousands of years, the night sky was just a splash of random dots.”
By Gary Boyle - The Backyard Astronomer **************************************** As the sun sets…
The Perseid Meteor Shower is now underway from July 14 to August 14.
Sunday night look for the moon in a crescent low in the low western sky just after sunset
“Eclipses are awe-inspiring sights that must be seen firsthand,” writes The Backyard Astronomer.
Stargazers typically gather in groups at observatories or with backyard telescopes for such events
Astronomy is the oldest of the allied sciences and the night sky is a place of deep relaxation
What do you get that budding astronomer?
Mars is the brightest it’s been in 15 years this October
With a separation of 60 million kilometres on October 6 Mars is big and bright.