Bill Smith

Crescents dazzle after dusk in March night skies

What’s up in Oak Bay's night skies for for March 2017?

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková on Jan. 1

Zodiacal light shines in February’s night sky

February's night skies offer plenty for the stargazer

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková on Jan. 1

Venus, Vesta and meteors star in January’s night sky

Meteors, Venus high in the sky over Port Angeles, and the best of Vesta dominate January sky

Column: Comets and a crescent moon light December’s night skies

Bill Smith and the RASCals of Cattle Point volunteer at Cattle Point DARK SKY Urban Star Park.

Moon, meteors star in October’s night sky

What's happening in Oak Bay's night skies this October

Total solar eclipse

September offers a stellar night sky

Look skyward this month for meteor showers, moon and planet pair-ups and more

Total solar eclipse
The famous and reliably active Perseid meteor shower peaks in the morning of Aug. 12.

Perseid shower a star of August sky

Plants visible in the night sky and the annual Perseid Meteor Shower highlights for August

The famous and reliably active Perseid meteor shower peaks in the morning of Aug. 12.
Highlights from July's night skies.

Let Saturn be your guide to July’s night skies

Lots to watch for in summer's evening skies over Oak Bay

Highlights from July's night skies.

Big things in May’s night skies

What's happening in Oak Bay's night skies this month

Jupiter puts on a show for April’s night skies

What's up in the night sky over Oak Bay's Cattle Point

Jupiter stars in the night sky

What's up in the night sky over Oak Bay this March

Dark Skies: Planets align over Oak Bay

A look at what's up in February's night sky over Oak Bay

This rare Harris’s Sparrow was caught on camera by Geoffrey Newell during the Oak Bay Christmas Bird Count.

January’s starry nights

What's up in the night sky above Oak Bay this month?

This rare Harris’s Sparrow was caught on camera by Geoffrey Newell during the Oak Bay Christmas Bird Count.

What’s up in Oak Bay’s Night Sky for December

As it travels closer to Earth, Mars will be a highlight in the skies during 2016

What’s up in the November sky

What’s Up for November 2015? See all the phases of the moon by day and by night.

10 amazing sights in Oak Bay’s October sky

What’s Up In October 2015, summarized for the Cattle Point Urban Star Park

Awaiting the eclipse of the harvest moon

September skies await a total eclipse of the harvest moon!

What’s up in the night sky for July

NASA space craft New Horizons will reach Pluto this month, sending images back to earth

What’s up in the night sky for June

The dwarf planet Pluto, largest of the Kuiper belt objects, will be near the moon on Friday

What’s up in the night sky for May

This month Venus and Mercury grace the west-northwest sky over Bear Mountain an hour past sunset