Thebacha and Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival August 2017
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The Sky That Nearly Stands Still

Why do some constellations linger, while others quickly exit the celestial stage? Read more ›

Categories: Stars and Constellations

Time for T

A recurring nova in Corona Borealis might be getting ready to blow. Read more ›

Categories: Observing the Sky, Stars and Constellations

Amazing Eta Cass

This double-star system is remarkable for more than one reason. Read more ›

Categories: Observing the Sky, Stars and Constellations

Springtime Double Stars in Boӧtes

The Herdsman boasts several rewarding pairs for small telescopes. Read more ›

Categories: Stars and Constellations

A Brief History of the Stars of Orion

The brightest stars of most constellations typically have a wide range of age and distance. Orion is one of the few exceptions. Its prominent stars are physically related.
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Categories: Stars and Constellations, Stars and Galaxies

Tips For Beginning (and Not-So-Beginning) Astronomers

Even the top backyard-astronomy gurus admit (or should admit) that they will never know it all. But there are some fundamental truths that deserve to be more widely known. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started, Observing the Sky, Stars and Constellations

A True Canadian Constellation?

Who could ever picture the constellation Cygnus the swan as a run-of-the-mill Canada goose? The answer is me, but wait — I can explain. Read more ›

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Categories: Stars and Constellations

Clear Nights in the Atacama

Who would want to come here, where nothing can survive for long without water trucked in from afar? Astronomers, that’s who. Read more ›

Categories: Observing the Sky, Stars and Constellations
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