Here’s what you’ll find in the May/June 2015 issue of SkyNews.
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Bonus: Getting Started in Astronomy Booklet
Our guide will help answer your questions about how you can begin exploring the night sky.
Editor’s Report: 20 Years…120 Issues and Counting
As one of nature’s greatest visual gifts, the starry night sky has never been more captivating than during the past two decades.
Don’t Leave Home Without It
Here’s how you can ensure a successful stargazing trip when you venture beyond the backyard.
Exploring The Night Sky: Prime Season For Evening Planets
Venus and Mercury peak in altitude this spring, appearing at their best as evening “stars.”
Other Worlds: Antarctic Cosmology
A stratospheric balloon experiment successfully probes the early universe.
Scoping The Sky: The Lens And The Splinter
Eager for some late-spring galaxy hunting? Consider NGC5866 and NGC5907 in the circumpolar sky.
On The Moon: Waiting For The Big One
Both Earth and the Moon bear the scars of cosmic collisions. Are we long overdue for a life-changing impact from an asteroid or a comet?
Product Review: Celestron’s Nexstar Evolution
The Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope continues to evolve.
Wilderness Astronomer: Best Of Dark Sky Preserves
In 20 years, Canada’s astronomy parks have grown into a lively network of stargazing destinations.
Northern Nights: The Great Beyond
It’s springtime, and Ken looks w-a-a-y up into the Big Dipper.
Summer 2015 Star Party Calendar
Dark night skies, telescope viewing and talks for backyard astronomers are the feature attractions at gatherings across Canada this summer.
Constellation Corner: Virgo
If the daughter of the harvest were Canadian, she’d be a prairie girl.
From The Archives: Bathroom-Tissue Universe
A roll of bathroom tissue may inspire you to think about the universe.