November/December 2012

November/December 2012

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World’s Largest Radio Telescope

In the next two decades, thousands of radio telescope dishes will be constructed on two continents to function as a single system—the most powerful telescope on Earth. Peter Calamai

Out of this world

From star trails to the star clouds in our home galaxy, today’s astro-imaging enthusiasts are setting new standards of perfection in celestial colour and fidelity.

Venus Ends Dramatic Year

With a final dawn performance near Saturn, Venus concludes its yearlong show. Jupiter shines brightly in Taurus, and Ceres and Vesta make an appearance. alan dyer

Starfest Imaging Salon Winners

Each year at Starfest, Canada’s largest astronomical gathering, a judging panel selects from entries in an astro-imaging contest open to anyone.

End of the World…AGAIN

Anyone who has been involved in astronomy education over the past few decades has experienced the end of the world several times. Here we go again! alan dyer

Elk Island National Park

Alberta’s ‘drive-through’ dark sky experience. peter mcmahon

Pioneer Spacecraft Anomaly Finally Solved

Occam’s razor explains a longtime mystery about solar system-escaping spacecraft. ray villard

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