Breaking News

Category Archives: Stargazing

Feed Subscription

Win a telescope

The Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada invites youth on the Sunshine Coast to dazzle us with their artistic creativity and scientific knowledge. We are holding a poster contest on the theme of the Deep Sky, and posters should depict the wonders that can be viewed with telescopes above the Sunshine ... Read More »

Set your sights on Mercury and Venus

Mercury and Venus will not be observable in May. Mars will rise in the southeast after dark and transit in the south near 2am. Jupiter will be seen in the south after dark and sets in the west near 3am.  Saturn rises in the southeast at dusk and transits in the south near 2am. On ... Read More »

‘Pink moon’ April 22

Mercury will start very low in the West North West but will be lost in the glare of the Sun towards the end of April. Venus will not be observable this month. Mars rises in the East South East near midnight and transits in the South around 4am. Jupiter will be seen high in the ... Read More »

Extremely large telescopes explained

Paul Hickson, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia, will do a presentation on Extremely Large Telescopes at the Arts Centre in Sechelt, March 11 at 7:30pm. Hickson has research interests in several areas of extragalactic astronomy, including galaxies, clusters of galaxies, active galactic nuclei and cosmology. ... Read More »

Earth and Jupiter get up close

Mercury will not be observable in March although Venus will rise very low in the South East but will not be observable after mid month. Mars will rise in the East South East near 1am and transits in the South near dawn. Jupiter will be seen in the East in the evening twilight and transits ... Read More »

Comet sighting possible at New Year’s

On New Year’s Day comet C/2013/US10 “Catalina” (discovered at Halloween in 2013 by the Catalina Observatory near Tucson) will be beside the bright star Arcturus moving north toward the tail of the big dipper, where it will be around January 15. One that night one can see both the comet and the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) ... Read More »

December stargazing offers bright lights

Between the 7th and 17th of December is the Geminid meteor shower, peaking on the evening of the 13th. The radiant point in the constellation Gemini rises at sunset. On the morning of December 7th the Moon will be one degree away from Venus with the comet Catalina only 4.5 degrees away. After sunrise the ... Read More »

Meteor showers forecast

The Leonid meteor shower peaks on the night of 17/18 November. The S Taurid meteor shower peaks on 5 November and the N Taurid meteor shower peaks 12 November. Jupiter rises well after midnight in Leo and has a double shadow transit November 1. Venus and Mars will be just ¾ of a degree apart ... Read More »

Total lunar eclipse Sunday evening

As the moon rises at 7 PM on 27 September residents of the Sunshine Coast will be able to view the last total lunar eclipse until January 2018. The SCC Observatory will be open from 6:30 at the Sechelt Airport (weather permitting) to view this event. The penumbral eclipse begins at 5:11 PM, the umbral ... Read More »

The best show off earth

Bring the family and join the Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for “Astronomy in the Park” on Saturday, Aug. 15th, from 1pm to 11:30 p.m. at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park in Sechelt. There will be club telescopes, an information booth with membership information, displays and astronomy related giveaways. There will ... Read More »

Scroll To Top