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Look to the skies:

'Tragedy into a triumph': 14 beams of light shine as Montreal Massacre remembered - December 6, 2020, as 14 universities from Newfoundland and Labrador to B.C. pay tribute to the victims of 1989 attack. The videos shown are from last year’s ceremonies:


Get ready for the 'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn. In their closest encounter since 1623, Jupiter and Saturn appear as a single star in the evening sky on December 21, 2020.

Clear winter nights often present the best viewing, compared to other seasons, as the air overhead tends to be drier and more stable. Stars, planets, and the Moon appear crisper and cleaner as their light encounters less turbulence in the air before it reaches us. The drier air also reflects less of the light pollution produced by our urban centres. So, our skies tend to be darker, allowing us to see more stars and more of the dimmer meteors during annual meteor showers. So, stay warm when you go out sky watching this coming season, and don't miss these great events. Also, this is the peak of the Ursid Meteor Shower.


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