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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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The Martians Are Coming

As the month of October closes and frosty November begins, the window of opportunity for observing Mars begins. This little red planet has captured everyone’s attention and curiosity. Is there life on Mars? and where are...

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Yukon Planetary Cavalcade

The dominant planet in the evening sky is fascinating Jupiter. Located in the early-evening southern sky, it is easily recognizable because it is simply the brightest object in the sky.This giant of the solar system always has...

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Flaming Dustballs and a Fistful of Planets

As winter sets in, the planets are making a spectacular showing. In the morning hours, the planet Venus is clearly visible even at 7 a.m.While waiting to take the bus to work in the morning, I happen to look to the eastern...

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