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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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Messier Madness and Super Clusters

Spring is on the way and that means it is time once again for the Messier Marathon.What is the Messier Marathon you ask?The Messier Marathon is named after Charles Messier, a French astronomer in the middle 1700s, who preferred...

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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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