May/June 2012

May/June 2012

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Transit Of Venus – RARE SKY EVENT

On June 5, we will be treated to ‘the splendid sight’ of one of the rarest events in all astronomy. ALAN DYER

Gallery – THE VIEW FROM EARTH

From relatively nearby planets to remote nebulas and star clusters, our readers have provided us with another collection of fine astrophotos.

AN ECLIPSE SPRING

Two eclipses—one each of the Sun and the Moon—highlight this season’s celestial calendar. ALAN DYER

Summer 2012 – STAR PARTY CALENDAR

Dark night skies, telescope viewing and talks for backyard astronomers are the feature attractions at gatherings across Canada this summer.

our Solar System’s two Brightest planets Show off

The most obvious planetary conjunction in years decorated the evening sky for weeks in February and March. TERENCE DICKINSON

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