Astronomy

Bob Young of Osoyoos took this stunning photo of the full moon on Halloween 2020. (File)

2021’s first full moon dubbed the Wolf Moon

Peak brightness is projected for Jan. 28

 

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 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

 

Terry McComas, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), demonstrates how a star-finder tool works during an outreach event at the Yarrow Library last year. (Jenna Hauck photo)                                Terry McComas, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), demonstrates how a star-finder tool works during an outreach event at the Yarrow Library last year. (Jenna Hauck photo)

Stargazing ‘keeps you humble,’ says Surrey astronomy enthusiast

Terry McComas shares his passion for the celestial

Terry McComas, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), demonstrates how a star-finder tool works during an outreach event at the Yarrow Library last year. (Jenna Hauck photo)                                Terry McComas, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), demonstrates how a star-finder tool works during an outreach event at the Yarrow Library last year. (Jenna Hauck photo)