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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 »

July’s celestial delights

In the month of July we will have a full moon on the 1st a new moon on the 15th and a second full moon or “blue moon” on the 31st. The δ Aquarid meteor shower peaks on the 29th, but the moon being nearly full will make it difficult to see fainter meteors. Mercury ... Read More »

New Coast observatory opens June 27

In 2004 we began as the Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club with a dream of one day building an observatory in order to provide public access to skies and give local astronomers the ability to do useful scientific observations. Many years were spent planning and fund raising and in April 2008 we became the Sunshine Coast ... Read More »

Venus and Jupiter slowly combine for a good show

In the month of June we will have a full moon on the 2nd and a new moon on the 16th. The Summer Solstice occurs at 9:38 PM on the 21st. Mercury can be seen in the morning sky from the 9th to the 30th. Venus can be seen in the evening sky and reaches ... Read More »

Stargazing: May skies full of wonder

In the month of May we will have a full moon on the 3rd and a new moon on Victoria Day, the 18th. The η Aquarid meteor shower will peak in the early morning hours of the 6th. Mercury is in a good position for viewing in the evening twilight in the West from the ... Read More »

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