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James Edgar / Columnist

James Edgar / Columnist

James Edgar has had an interest in the night sky all his life. He joined The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2000, was National President for two terms, is now the editor of the renowned Observer’s Handbook, and production manager of the bi-monthly RASC Journal. The IAU named asteroid 1995 XC5 “(22421) Jamesedgar” in his honour and in 2021 he was awarded a Fellowship of the RASC.

Recent Work by James

Column: Four planets and the moon line up May 23

Column: Four planets and the moon line up May 23

Saskatchewan Skies: Eta Aquariid meteors peak May 6.
Saskatchewan Skies: Moon close encounters begin April 24

Saskatchewan Skies: Moon close encounters begin April 24

All month long, Mars and Saturn share the same bit of sky
Column: Several planet close encounters with the moon at the end of March

Column: Several planet close encounters with the moon at the end of March

Saskatchewan Skies: Venus shines brightly in the morning eastern sky before sunrise
Column: Mercury forms triangle with Venus and Mars

Column: Mercury forms triangle with Venus and Mars

Saskatchewan Skies: Mercury is at its greatest elongation west Feb. 16
Column: Venus appears its brightest in December

Column: Venus appears its brightest in December

Saskatchewan Skies: Venus and Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus visible right after sunset
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