Here’s what’s in the May/June 2014 issue of SkyNews.
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Under The Auroral Oval
You can wait for the aurora to come south to you, or you can travel north to the aurora.
Stationed beside four 8-metre giants in northern Chile, the VST Survey Telescope is the world’s largest instrument dedicated to visible-light imaging.
Star Party Calendar
Dark night skies, telescope viewing and talks for backyard astronomers are the
feature attractions at gatherings across Canada this summer.
Solar Systems by Snapshot
As exoplanets become more ordinary, the science behind them gets more exciting.
Jupiter Portraits Then and Now
A comparison of images of the solar system’s largest planet over a half-century.
Remembering John Dobson, Part 1
I always figured John Dobson would reach 100 — he almost made it. The iconic ‘pied piper of astronomy’ was in his 99th year when he passed away on January 15.
A Happy Hunting Ground
The Moon is a feast of telescopic detail, but even so, some regions offer more to chew on than others.
Under the Dipper’s Handle
The little constellation Canes Venatici (the hunting dogs of Boötes) sports only two naked-eye stars, but nearby lie modest sky treasures you may not know about.
An astronomy adventure awaits pilgrims trekking up the stargazing mountain of ‘La Belle Province.’
Constellation Corner: Ursa Major
Passing overhead on late-spring evenings, the legendary Great Bear contains the night sky’s premier guidepost: the Big Dipper.