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What’s in the sky

Mercury is not observable this month. Venus can be seen very low in the E in the morning twilight. Mars will be very low in the W in the evening twilight, but will be lost after mid-month. Jupiter is in the SW after dark and sets in the W near 2am. Saturn rises in the ... Read More »

Special guest to address local stargazers

Mercury is not observable in May. Venus will be seen very low in the E but will be difficult to see by the end of the month. Mars can be seen very low in the W in the evening twilight but with some difficulty. Jupiter will be very low in the SE after dark, transits ... Read More »

Young astronomer to speak at Arts Centre

The Sunshine Coast branch of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada welcomes Francesca Crema, who will speak on April 14 on “Cosmic Rays in the Classroom: My experiences with muons, variable stars, and project-based learning.” The event starts at 7:30pm at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Francesca is a 17-year-old grade 12 student in Vancouver ... Read More »

Mercury to shine in early April

Mercury can be seen very low in the WNW in the evening twilight but will be lost by mid-month. Venus can be seen with difficulty very low in the E in the morning twilight. Mars will be very low in the W in the evening twilight but will be lost after mid-month. Jupiter will be ... Read More »

Talk on detecting exoplanets

Mercury will be seen very low in the WNW in the evening twilight late in March, with difficulty. Venus will be very low in the W in the evening twilight but will be lost after twilight in mid month. Mars is very low in the W in the evening twilight and sets after dusk. Jupiter ... Read More »

Unique images of Saturn moons hoped for

In September 1997 the Cassini spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral on a journey to Planet Saturn and a survey of the planets rings and atmosphere. On Sept. 17, 2017 and almost 20 years to the day, Cassini will run out of fuel and plunge into the planet’s thick mist. Scientists are hoping that on its ... Read More »

Looking up in 2017

One of the most spectacular events of 2017 will be a Total Solar Eclipse on August 21.  As it is the night of the new moon and with a little help from the clouds it will be a major event on the calendar. I am sure that the Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club will be hosting ... Read More »

Mercury and Venus to hang in the southwest next month

Mercury will be very low in the SW in the evening twilight but will be lost near the end of December. Venus is low in the SW in the evening twilight. Mars can be seen in the SSW after dark and sets in the WSW near 10pm. Jupiter rises in the E near 2am and ... Read More »

When the November clouds clear, there’s much to look at

Mercury will be very low in the SW in the evening twilight near the end of November. Venus can be seen in the SW in the evening twilight. Mars will be in the SSW after dark and sets in the SSW near 10pm. Jupiter rises in the ESE near 4am. Saturn will be very low ... Read More »

Mercury in the morning; Venus in the evening

Mercury will be low in the east in the morning twilight in October but will be lost near mid-month. Venus is very low in the evening twilight. Mars will be low in the SSW after dark and sets in the SW near 11pm. Jupiter is very low in the east in the morning twilight. Saturn ... Read More »

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