Robert Dick
One of Canada’s foremost writers and educators on astronomical topics, the Almanac has benefited from Robert’s expertise since its inception. Robert is passionate about reducing light pollution and promoting science literacy. He has been an astronomy instructor for our astronauts and he ensures that our section on sunrise and sunset, stargazing, and celestial events is so detailed and extensive it is almost like its own almanac.
October 2021 Astronomy

October 2021 Astronomy

The summer stars have moved into the Western Hemisphere and are replaced by the less prominent autumn stars in the east

September 2021 Astronomy

September 2021 Astronomy

You will be noticing a couple of bright star-like objects in the southeast—in the constellation Capricornus.

August 2021 Astronomy

August 2021 Astronomy

The Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 12 and 13, is the focus for many stargazers.

Summer Nights

Summer Nights

Robert Dick explores the beauty and the downfall of the summer night sky.

July 2021 Astronomy

July 2021 Astronomy

You will be struck by the obvious difference between the skies in the west and in the east.

June 2021 Astronomy

June 2021 Astronomy

Instead of taking a last look at your smartphone or computer screen, step outside and rest your retinas on the night sky.

May 2021 Astronomy

May 2021 Astronomy

The sky has shifted toward the west by about 15 degrees, raising some other sights higher in the sky.

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