Here’s what you’ll find in the January/February 2015 issue of SkyNews.
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Top 10 sky sights for 2015
A pair of lunar eclipses and a bevy of planet conjunctions highlight the coming year.
Product Review: A Compact Tracker for Astro-imagers
We test iOptron’s new SkyGuider, a robust and highly portable tracking mount for DSLR astrophotographers.
Visiting a Dwarf Planet
Poor old Pluto. After 75 years of being the ninth planet of the solar system, the tiny trans-Neptunian world was summarily stripped of its planetary status in 2006. But this is the year Pluto fights back.
Wilderness Astronomer: Grasslands East Block
This Saskatchewan astronomy oasis should be considered its own dark sky preserve.
The Light Side of the Moon
Have you ever wondered which feature on the lunar surface is the brightest? The answer might surprise you.
Scoping the Sky: Swordplay
Less than two degrees in length, the sword of Orion features an amazing array of targets for binoculars and telescopes.
Visit the Rim of the Solar System
After NASA’s New Horizons mission blasted off in January 2006, scientists found themselves dealing with one unknown more than they had bargained for.
Constellation Corner: Auriga
Auriga was a fearless chariot driver with a thundering team of horses — a celestial Ben-Hur.