Here’s what you’ll find in the July/August 2014 issue of SkyNews.
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Summer Stargazing: Embracing the Best Nights
Drifting among the Milky Way’s star clouds with binoculars can be addictive on the right night.
DSLR Planetary Imaging: A Tutorial
With equipment you already own, you can create planetary images that were only dreamed of two decades ago.
Small But Powerful
Scutum the shield has no bright stars but lays claim to something truly impressive: the Scutum Star Cloud.
A Cosmic Secret Revealed
Peering closer to the instant of the Big Bang — a major advance in cosmology.
10 Fun Facts about the Moon
Our nearest neighbour is a fascinating place. Here are some factoids you can use at your next Moon-observing party.
Remembering John Dobson, Part 2
It was supposed to be the road trip of a lifetime — touring my favourite parks in British Columbia with John Dobson, the iconic inventor of the Dobsonian telescope. But the dream almost turned into a nightmare.
Dual Planets at Dusk and Dawn
This is a season of close passages: Mars near Spica, Mars near Saturn, Venus near Jupiter, the Moon near Uranus and Ceres near Vesta.
Normand Fullum: A Master Craftsman
Offering some of the largest telescopes available to amateur astronomers.
Constellation Corner: Sagittarius
This constellation may ride low in Canadian skies, but for the ancient Greeks, he galloped high in the south.