Here’s what you’ll find in the May/June 2016 issue of SkyNews.
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Life on Mars?
Forty years after twin Viking landers sampled the Martian soil, the search for life on the red planet continues.
2016 Mars Observing Guide
Don’t miss your chance to see the red planet at its best.
Summer 2016 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: Draco
The skywatchers of Babylon were wary of the dragon that coiled around the axis of heaven.
Exploring the Night Sky: Mercury in Transit, Mars and Saturn at Opposition
Mercury crosses the Sun for the first time since 2006, and Mars comes closer than it has since 2005.
On the Moon: How Blue the Moon?
The convoluted origins of a popular astronomical event can leave even lunaphiles puzzled.
Scoping the Sky: On the Edge in Coma Berenices
Comb through Berenice’s Hair to find the sky’s finest edge-on galaxy.
Wilderness Astronomer: Lake Superior Provincial Park
A vast site with immense dark sky potential sits on the shore of the world’s biggest freshwater lake.
Northern Nights: One More Trip to the Soapbox
21 years . . . 127 essays . . . 90,000 words. Ken says it’s time for a change.
And much more!