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The Disappearing Yukon Night Sky

The month of April is at a close and, as May begins, great changes are taking place high overhead in the amazing Yukon Night Skies.It is a time of discovery and exploration with an endless supply of cosmic jewels that can be...

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A Marathon and a Quick Tour

As March begins, there is excitement in the Yukon Night Sky. It is time for the Messier Marathon. This is an event that most amateur astronomers anxiously await, and the time is just about upon us.So what is a Messier Marathon...

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Those Frosty Night Skies

It is Friday evening, the sky is crystal clear and the temperature is a balmy –23 degrees.Add to that a 30-kilometre wind from the south, and you have a wind chill of –39 degrees.For most people this is a good time to stay...

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The Best of the Yukon Night Skies

Springtime night skies offer an endless bounty of galaxies, nebula and star clusters, waiting to be explored.Whether you prefer binoculars or a telescope, there is no other time of year when the night sky is so plentiful with...

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