Here’s what you’ll find in the July/August 2016 issue of SkyNews.
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2017 Total Eclipse Preview: Waiting for the Big One
Put yourself in the path of the Moon’s shadow for next year’s most exciting astronomical show.
Peering Into the Abyss: Seeing the Milky Way’s Dark Heart
Astronomers are on the brink of being able to see the black hole lurking at the centre of our galaxy.
Beautiful Summer Double Stars
Even city observers can enjoy this selection of favourites.
David A. Rodger
Exploring the Night Sky: Mars and Saturn Share the Summer Sky
The two planets meet near Antares, while Venus and Jupiter pass oh so close.
Editor’s Report: The Joys Of Summer Stargazing
The season’s warm nights encourage you to sit back, relax and enjoy the real sky show.
Scoping The Sky: Bearing Down on the Serpent Bearer
The eastern shoulder of Ophiuchus has lots to offer binoculars and small telescopes.
Wilderness Astronomer: Welcome to Night Sky National Park
After five years of searching for Canada’s best observing site, Peter has an epiphany.
On the Moon: First ‘Earthrise’ At 50
On August 23, 1966, a robotic explorer captured humankind’s first view of Earth from the Moon.
Cosmic Musings: Jupiter’s Amazing Shrinking Red Spot
You would think that 58 years of observing Jupiter would prepare me for anything.
Constellation Corner: Ophiuchus
The giant summer constellation Ophiuchus the serpent bearer is the celestial physician.
And much more!