Here’s what you’ll find in the July/August 2015 issue of SkyNews.
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Canada a Partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope
One hundred years ago, Canada was in the race to build the world’s largest telescope. A century later, Canada has stepped up to the plate again.
Perseids and Pluto This Summer
The Perseid meteor shower peaks under ideal dark sky conditions in August. In July, Pluto gets a visitor, inviting a look at Pluto’s hidey-hole in the summer Milky Way.
Northern Nights: Stargazing in its Purest Form
Star partiers (and worriers), take note: The Perseids are coming!
Public Observatories Flourish in Rainy British Columbia
Two special venues for observation are available on the West Coast.
David A. Rodger
Planet Fest 2015
Venus and Jupiter brightened our spring sky, with Saturn remaining for summer.
Scoping the Sky: Messiers Across the Midriff
Four globulars — three of them Messier objects — lie near the middle of Ophiuchus. While the clusters aren’t spectacular, each one is pleasingly different.
On The Moon: Ghost Craters of Nectaris
Sometimes even big craters can be surprisingly inconspicuous. You can see several fascinating examples on Mare Nectaris.
Wilderness Astronomer: Canada’s Star Stories
Forget the ancient Greeks for a bit . . . there’s a sky full of constellations from this land.
Constellation Corner: Hercules
Talk about a hard-luck story! The tale of woe surrounding the Greek hero Hercules is tough to beat.