Astronomy Events

What's Up in Space?

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RS Oph Outburst

August 7-9, 2021

A normally dim star just became almost 400x brighter than it was a few days ago! Find out more below.



Annular Solar Eclipse

June 10, 2021

Early in the morning, eastern and northern Canada will be treated to a partial or annular solar eclipse! Find out more by checking out the videos below. Click here to download an infographic about this eclipse from RASC and SkyNews!

Mars at Opposition

October 13, 2020

Closest Approach October 6, 2020

Once every 2.1 years, the Earth ends up sandwiched between the Sun and Mars! At that point, Mars is at its closest to Earth, and makes for great viewing. Read more here!