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A rare planetary lineup expected in June

A rare planetary lineup expected in June

May 24, 2024 | 11:00am
The universe has been spoiling us with some spectacular shows over the past year. Just recently we were treated to an unbelievable northern lights show thanks to a lot of solar activity and earlier this spring a solar eclipse swept across North America, delighting millions of people who shared their incredible images on social media. […]
Sask. will see up to 51% magnitude reduction during eclipse

Sask. will see up to 51% magnitude reduction during eclipse

Apr 8, 2024 | 7:47am
On Monday, April 8, a Total Solar Eclipse will pass over North America. In Saskatchewan it will be partial eclipse. The time frame in Regina is 11:51 a.m. to 1:56 p.m. with the maximum eclipse at 12:53p.m., according to the Saskatchewan Science Centre which is hosting an event today. The path of totality will make […]
Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Feb 22, 2024 | 1:15pm
Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star, one of the oddest objects in the universe. In 1987, a star in a nearby galaxy went supernova and its fiery demise was detected in Earth’s nighttime sky […]
First US lunar lander in more than 50 years rockets toward moon with commercial deliveries

First US lunar lander in more than 50 years rockets toward moon with commercial deliveries

Jan 8, 2024 | 10:50am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first U.S. lunar lander in more than 50 years rocketed to space Monday, launching a race for private companies to deliver experiments and other items to the moon. But about seven hours after liftoff, Astrobotic Technology reported the solar panel on the lander wasn’t properly pointed toward the sun […]

Going back to the moon: ‘This is Canada on the world stage, doing big things’

Apr 3, 2023 | 4:27am

Ask Marc Garneau if he’d go back to space and the first Canadian to ever make the trip doesn’t hesitate: “In a wink.” It’s another matter entirely, of course, whether the now-retired former astronaut and Quebec MP —  at 74, he finally gave up his seat in the House of Commons just three weeks ago […]

Solar coronal mass ejections causing activity in the sky

Mar 31, 2022 | 12:55pm

If there is one night to watch the northern lights, tonight could be that night. The Backyard Astronomer, Gary Boyle explains with the sun being a very active star that goes through periods of solar minimum and solar maximum every 11 years. Over the past week there have been a couple of sunspots that have […]