Friday October 31, 2014




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    Saskatchewan Skies
    By James Edgar
    James Edgar has had an interest in the night sky all his life. He joined the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2000 and is now editor’s assistant and a contributor to Observer’s Handbook, production manager of the bi-monthly RASC Journa and the society’s national secretary. He was given the RASC Service Award at the 2012 general assembly in Edmonton.

South Taurid meteor shower peaks Nov. 5

The moon begins the month just past first quarter, only a few days away from full phase Nov. 6. But,...

Watch for lunar eclipse Oct. 8

The moon is at first quarter as the month begins (“first quarter” meaning half of the way through...

Four planets line up towards month’s end

The moon begins in its first-quarter phase right by Mars and Saturn, as the month opens. Full moon...

Perseids meteor shower Aug. 12

The moon is nearly at first quarter as the month begins. Mars and Saturn hover close by, all three...

Venus, Mercury and the moon form a nice trio July 24

July’s moon begins a few days past new phase, so presents a thin curve in the western evening ...

Viewing Saturn stirs the imagination

The moon begins the month as a slight sliver in the west at sundown. Jupiter is just a few degrees...

Do something out of this world May 10

International Astronomy Day is May 10. Are you planning an “out-of-this-world” event? Take your...


Lunar and solar eclipses in April

The moon is new March 30, so, as April opens, we see only a thin crescent in the west at sundown....

Two full moons in March

The moon is new March 1 and again March 30. Jupiter is five degrees away March 10. Full moon occurs ...

Venus is the Morning Star in February

The New moon was Jan. 30, so we see only a thin slice of lunar crescent in the west at sundown Feb. ...

Spot the gas giant in the daytime

The year begins with the moon right beside the sun — new moon. Saturn and Mars are to the west,...

The moon hovers just above Saturn

The month begins with the moon just below Saturn (an occultation in the extreme south of...



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