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Taking on the Winter Cold

It would seem that winter is here in full force, bringing icy cold temperatures that chill you to the bone, unless you are prepared for the onslaught.Are you prepared? Is your observing equipment ready to go out in the frosty...

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New Toys and a Lunar Eclipse

The hobby of astronomy has always been an art form of simplicity and function. Let’s face it, when starting out in astronomy, the task of getting great views and being comfortable at the same time can seem quite...

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April Skies and Eager Eyes

April is the month of great change in the Yukon night sky.It is a time when the constellation of Orion is no longer high in the sky all evening and Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, sets on the horizon early after dusk.As...

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Lights down and stars up

Every amateur astronomer’s dream is to have totally dark skies, right in their own backyard.No time spent loading all your telescopes, binoculars, tables and gearboxes into your vehicle; just to unload all your gear as you...

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Farewell Dark Skies

For the last week I have been heading out to my rooftop to see the constellation Hercules and the bright globular cluster that resides there. Even just using binoculars the view is amazing.Also found in the same region is the...

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