Here’s what’s inside the March/April 2016 issue of SkyNews.
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Exploring the Night Sky: Jupiter Rules the Night
The king of the planets shines bright in the evening sky, while Mercury is at its best for 2016.
Editor’s Report: Viewing Earth From Afar
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures vibrant Earth above cratered, lifeless lunar landscape.
Other Worlds: A Trace of Methane on Mars
An ESA-led mission designed to help unravel a persistent Martian mystery is due to launch this March.
Northern Nights: Delights at Dawn
With a writing assignment due, Ken sets his alarm for the wee hours.
On the Moon: The Moon’s Greatest Hit
If you’re wondering what the biggest feature on the lunar near side is, look no further than Mare Imbrium.
Wilderness Astronomer: McDonald Park
Vancouver’s down-the-road dark sky preserve.
Scoping the Sky: Getting Ahead of Hydra
It’s early spring, and Hydra has returned. Unfortunately for urban stargazers, most of the celestial water snake is submerged in light pollution.
Perseids on the Run
A dedicated team of Ottawa meteor observers hit the road in a car filled with camera gear and high hopes.
Constellation Corner: Corvus and Crater
Most mythological characters were elevated to the sky as a reward. Not so, the poor old crow.